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3 November 2016 03:36 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The joint opposition’s economic research unit yesterday urged the government to cancel the primary dealer licence of Perpetual Treasuries Limited allegedly connected to the Central Bank bond scam.

Addressing a media briefing, joint opposition member Prof. G.L. Peiris said the first step which would be taken after the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) report was to cancel the primary dealer licence of this company as it had been proved that it was directly connected to the Central Bank bond scam.

Prof. Peiris also said it was surprising that Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy had complained to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) regarding the disclose of a secret document belonging to the Central Bank under the supervision of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

“Mr. Coomaraswamy has complained the CID to investigate this matter which had disclosed information related to the Central Bank bond sale scam. The government is attempting to find out those who had disclosed it instead of penalizing the wrongdoers,” he added.

Meanwhile, joint opposition MP Bandula Gunewardena said apparently there was a loss of Rs. 1, 000 billion incurred by the government from the Central Bank bond sale scam through the Perpetual Treasuries Limited which had being taken place between February 27, 2015 and March 2016. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  Comments - 14

  • Madiya Thursday, 03 November 2016 04:08 PM

    Perpetual Treasuries Limited was in this business before January 08, 2016. Where were you?

    Daily Boru Thursday, 03 November 2016 04:09 PM

    Then you rouges can get away with it.

    Sunil Thursday, 03 November 2016 04:44 PM

    Enough of this drama of trying to make an innocent man look guilty... Shall we start investigating the real CB bond scam that took place under Ajith Nivard Cabraal please!?

    Daminda Fonseka Thursday, 03 November 2016 04:44 PM

    Perpetual Treasuries Limited has been getting preferential treatment for a long period of time. Shiromi Wickramasinghe, sister of former Central Bank Governor Mr Nivard Cabraal was a Director of Perpetual Treasuries as well.

    Bala Thursday, 03 November 2016 04:50 PM

    GL has lost his marbles - you cannot cancel licences on a COPE report - that is not proof. Get a court order or have proper inquiry by concerned authority. Teach the Prof the law.

    editor donkey Thursday, 03 November 2016 04:51 PM


    alex Thursday, 03 November 2016 05:55 PM

    GL is programmed Rajapakse parrot.

    Sincere Thursday, 03 November 2016 08:34 PM

    See, who is talking!

    jim kuru Thursday, 03 November 2016 08:49 PM

    This guy is a good for nothing fellow.

    Hubert Thursday, 03 November 2016 09:02 PM

    this man is a bad omen if you see in the morning

    Prem Thursday, 03 November 2016 09:38 PM

    When did perpetual obtained licence .Who gave the licence.How many bond issues they were involved from the date of obtaining licence.How much profit they made on previous occations.Answer to these quetions will clear the doubts.

    Arjuna Thursday, 03 November 2016 09:38 PM

    Have you said any wards against former CBG,during your period ?

    manohan nanayakkara Friday, 04 November 2016 11:12 AM

    other than the direct loss to the government that has been quantified there was an indirect loss to the individuals who were holding treasury bills and bonds at the time the interest rates were manipulated that needs to be computed to estimate the total loss caused by this criminal masterminds via DM Android App

    ravi Friday, 04 November 2016 01:23 PM

    GL you are spoiling your own carrier by joining with thieves and commenting about others.Go to temple and relax yourself.

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