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We will turn to Interpol if Mahendran does not return- Mahinda Amaraweera

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The government will seek Interpol assistance in case former Central Bank Governor, Arjuna Mahendran, does not return to Sri Lanka to support the investigations into the Central Bank bond issue, UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said yesterday.

“It was me who first made a complaint with the Bribery Commission against the bond scam. The fight against the bond issue culprits was carried out with the blessings of the President. However, we will not let anyone sweep this scam under the carpet,” he said.

Speaking at an opening ceremony in Hambanthota, Amaraweera said they doubted they would need Interpol assistance. “Maybe Mr. Mahendran left the country for a personal matter, but some people suspect he fled the country. However, if he believes that he is innocent he will cooperate with the investigation,” the General Secretary said.


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  Comments - 12

  • Mason Monday, 31 October 2016 12:37 PM

    The PM should be held as surety for the return of Mahendran. Wonder why the ardent defender of Mahendran is now silent !

    dd Monday, 31 October 2016 12:59 PM

    you always talk true Sir via DM Android App

    Aruna Monday, 31 October 2016 01:01 PM

    PM is one of accomplices . As such can not be held as surety.

    S kumara Monday, 31 October 2016 01:20 PM

    The whole country is still trying to recover from shock of this massive corruption scandal. Can anyone tell us where is our president? ??? HE is behaving deaf dumb and blind role in this episode

    Josh Monday, 31 October 2016 01:27 PM

    You cant dont anything!! Interpol is useless if Arjun goes to a country which is not a member of Interpol. Further, Arjun can at any moment relieve his Sri Lankan citizenship as he is also a citizen of Singapore and then you will need to file extradition case in Singapore and Singapore government will have to agree to that before anything can happen.. Good Luck!!

    Joseph Monday, 31 October 2016 01:36 PM

    The cours refused to issue an international warrant on former SL Ambassador to Ukraine until lately, when there was clear evidence against him . This is cheap politics.

    Mohamed Monday, 31 October 2016 01:41 PM

    Where were you during the Greek Bond issue? This is a victory for the people of SL. Not a political party victory

    ruwan kotuwelle Monday, 31 October 2016 10:55 AM

    dear sir. Please keep the word no matter what. Before going to Interpol, you must file a case against the crooks including Arjun.( Not only Arjun)

    Madiya Monday, 31 October 2016 11:05 AM

    So now the clouds are moving away and we begin to see a clear picture. So all this time the former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka was shielded by no other that the PM and his cronies. Action should be taken on all these rouges. The PM need to resign with immediate effect also with the tainted ministers.

    Sharon Monday, 31 October 2016 11:35 AM

    Just tell MP. He knows where AM goes. via DM iOS App

    Coconut Republic Monday, 31 October 2016 11:40 AM

    Don't jump the gun. If he was found on the wrong side , Singapore govt will not spare him.Don't waste our tax payers money ! Wait and watch.Until then , close all our fellow brothers and sisters frauds in SL and bring back the poor tax payers money.

    Ranjith Monday, 31 October 2016 12:00 PM

    What are your plans for rogues and criminals in your party. Especially the family. This is not the only crime happened in the recent past.

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