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Prevent Mahendran from interfering in State affairs: JO to Prez

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President Maithripala Sirisena should stop former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran from interfering in State decision-making to ensure the credibility of the Special Presidential Commission to be appointed to investigate the CB bond issue, the joint opposition said today.

It said otherwise, it would only seen as a ploy to consume time.

“Mr. Mahendran is a frequent member of the Prime Minister's delegation when travelling abroad. He also takes part at Finance Ministry meetings. The President should stop Mr. Mahendran from attending these meetings so as to ensure the credibility and the impartiality of the SPC. Otherwise, people will get the notion that he is not guilty and that is why he is still engaged in State decision-making,” former MP G.L. Peiris told a news conference. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Mason Wednesday, 25 January 2017 06:47 PM

    The PM wants to show that his friend Mahendran is clean and not guilty, so he drags him along as a delegate in his team wherever he goes, least bothered about public opinion.

    m3187 Wednesday, 25 January 2017 04:03 AM

    Not only prevent interring. He should be brought to justice for stealing so much money!!

    Mahila Wednesday, 25 January 2017 05:20 AM

    Dear Prof., So the presumption of innocence until conclusively found guilty does not apply anymore?


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