UNP parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera said today the Central Bank’s plan to bring down the Sri Lankan coins that are in tills at sacred places like in India showed how bankrupt the Central Bank is.
“The Central Bank Governor has said he hopes to bring down the Sri Lankan coins found in tills at places of worship in India. He has said about 10 to 15 tonnes of coins have been dropped into the tills by the Sri Lankan pilgrims. This act shows how bankrupt the Central Bank is,”he said.
Mr. Samaraweera said the central bank should take steps to bring down the billions of illegal money deposited in foreign banks by politicians without resorting to the breaking open the tills.
“If the Government is so bankrupt, the best thing the treasury can do is to bring down the huge amount of black money deposited in foreign banks by politicians. If the Central Bank wants to locate the illegal deposits, it can seek the assistance of the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) Unit established in the World Bank for help in such matters.(Ajith Siriwardana)