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9 January 2014 08:18 am - 27     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


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)

  Comments - 27

  • Henchayyek Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:27 AM

    Those "Pin Kate" coins will go to "Paw Kate Pockets"

    Destian Friday, 10 January 2014 08:20 AM

    Mala ! UNP was eyeing that money to fund the next round of provincial council elections.Now what can we give to our candidates when they ask for funds ?

    ukkun50 Friday, 10 January 2014 04:10 AM

    oh you are such a bright fellow. Maybe you and Mangala shud run this country.

    ukkun50 Friday, 10 January 2014 04:09 AM

    wow what a brainy politician and what brainy people in this country who have voted for him.

    ram Friday, 10 January 2014 02:42 AM

    that’s what north east temples broken and till were stolen

    T Wickramaratna Thursday, 09 January 2014 04:23 PM

    Over 90 % of Sri Lankan devotes who drop coins to temple tills are illegitimate. How can you expect them to write a checque for every rupee they drop to a temple till on a poya day?

    ala Thursday, 09 January 2014 02:22 PM

    Countries have resorted to recover monies launded by its leaders. But for SL it is too early since the perpetrators are holding office. What he says is no joke at all, its a massive amount of funds which have been lauded by these patriots.

    I do not see any harm making use of coins lying in another country as a means of filling treasury coffers. It would benefit the country.

    S.Sriranjan Thursday, 09 January 2014 02:13 PM

    Who tells that Coins have no value for India? THose coins have metal value more than the face value of Srilankan currencies!!!

    GC Thursday, 09 January 2014 01:29 PM

    I have read with sadness all the personal venom thrown out by many respondents below.It is a sadness not about Mangala but about the quality of thoughts of such people that even tbring discredit to he religions they may claim to practise.

    Heshani Thursday, 09 January 2014 01:15 PM

    Yes, the best is credit card machine at the temples.

    surain Thursday, 09 January 2014 12:30 PM

    utter nonsense guy has no tropic to talk

    Prasanjit Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:42 AM

    Sri Lankan devotees must be trained to use cheques instead of cash for those 'panduru'.

    Leslie Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:46 AM

    What is this dump idiot talking of !!! What happened to his house been burglared ??? isn't it one of his beach boys whom he knew robbed his house ???

    indi Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:34 AM

    Sarath You are right. Mangala is talking nonsense. even me, Since i heard the news about the coins in indian tills I was thinking why SL dont exchange them with india.

    sarath Thursday, 09 January 2014 08:25 AM

    But it is better to bring down those unused coins in tills in India, becuase those are no values in India.

    johni Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:13 AM

    good work by Central Bank as they are not valid in india or has less value its better to cerculate them in sri lanka.Sad part is why UNP's cant understand this

    Fayad Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:12 AM

    This is a bankrupt statement from a bankrupt politician
    Central Bank will not get this coins FOC. Bank has to pay in US$ or Indian Rupees to the places of worship to get this coins.

    chin Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:10 AM

    Some people have no brains to think like that.

    Lalith Unambuwe Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:01 AM

    UNP is playing a double game,when their leaders are traveling oversseas with the Govt,these are only for the Gallary !

    Hence we are better off with the ruling party !!!

    Sam Thursday, 09 January 2014 08:58 AM

    Wow!!! Now Rapp will run away!!

    Arjuna Ranawanaa Thursday, 09 January 2014 08:52 AM

    It is better to ask donate Gold chains who is warring by Galltenne . A .

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 09 January 2014 08:51 AM

    In the present day context coin collecting tills should be done away with.

    Ronald Thursday, 09 January 2014 08:48 AM

    This shows the depth of knowledge of this guy - the name says it all - "Stolen" Asset Recovery. In this case its not "Stolen" or "Corrupt" - sTAR web site clearly states its objective is to "support international efforts to end safe havens for corrupt funds".

    Further as per SL regulations it is illegal to take LKR out of the country; it is the duty of the Central Bank to recover LKR if it's lying somewhere.

    This guy Mangala should do proper research & be more prudent before talking...

    Ruky Thursday, 09 January 2014 08:45 AM

    Good point by Mangala... These politicians of the government in the likes of Sarana Gunawardena resorts to taking Ransoms from people... Asking for upto 40 lakhs for every new fuel station being opened...

    The leader of this country is deaf and blind to this injustice and just resorts to elongate his own political career by keeping the thugs and the thieves close....

    AyyoSalli Thursday, 09 January 2014 08:42 AM

    Clearly the statement was not thought through. or Mangala is trying to get some political mileage by hoodwinking the public but distorting the facts.

    I'm sure the CBSL will compensate the temples in INR for returned coins. Because the CBSL wants the physical coins not the 'value of the coins'.

    Jaya Thursday, 09 January 2014 08:41 AM

    >> steps to bring down the billions of illegal money deposited in >>foreign banks by politicians
    Sajith brings them back to country :-)

    Need to find ways

    Sukumar Thursday, 09 January 2014 08:36 AM

    just like you are political bankrupt?

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