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The Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran was today questioned by the Bribery Commission for about six hours in connection with the sale of Central Bank Bonds.

Mr. Mahendran arrived at the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption at 9.00 a.m. and was questioned until 3.30 p.m. after which a statement was recorded. 

A senior official told Daily Mirror Mr. Mahendran was grilled in connection with a complaint made against him in connection with treasury bonds issued to a private company involved with his son-in-law. 

The Governor who left for Singapore on March 9 in the midst of the Treasury bond controversy had said he was ready to face an inquiry when he returned to the country. 

The Sri Lankan-born Singaporean economist and banker was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena as the Central Bank Governor on January 15. 

His passport had also been impounded by the Commission on March 13, as soon as he returned to the country after visiting Singapore.

  Comments - 14

  • Gokaralaya Thursday, 16 April 2015 06:26 PM

    Lokka lankawata aawada??

    cyril n Thursday, 16 April 2015 07:14 PM

    It is logical he has been questioned and look forward to the next course of action.

    hiran gunawardena Thursday, 16 April 2015 07:42 PM

    Heh Heh GAWAPALANA biggest achievement via DM Android App

    simon Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:23 PM

    Here we go again with grilling !

    Esala Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:46 PM

    Only questions nothing will happen. To happen something govt: must change. We will do that soon.

    Nims Friday, 17 April 2015 05:11 AM

    Grilling, grilling and grilling everyday. But we never had any grilled food to eat yet.

    Citizen Friday, 17 April 2015 06:51 AM

    He should resign to save the govt from shame.

    Amila. G Friday, 17 April 2015 08:04 AM

    Resign , Go back to Singapore. Kill two birds with one stone.

    sp Friday, 17 April 2015 08:18 AM

    Why are they blaming the governor if the people who are borrowing the money are the real culprits???

    mum Friday, 17 April 2015 09:33 AM

    Not to replace with a muhammad

    Prem Nath Friday, 17 April 2015 09:42 AM

    Why not bring to book the person who gave this foreigner Sri Lankan citizenship within 24 hours?

    John Friday, 17 April 2015 01:32 PM

    WHY has he not been put behind bars yet? Whilst the Govt is procrastinating on action, despite conclusion of probes, these criminals are moving about the country with utter disdain!

    TONY Friday, 17 April 2015 08:34 PM


    Ganesha Friday, 17 April 2015 11:07 PM

    This idiotic man should have been very vigilant and alert when he was entrusted this already controversial post and responsibility although not being citizen of this country.He can not say he does not know anything like an idiot and unfit to the job. Also by namesake tarnishes mud at every Tamil including RW who was firm about his intergrety out of opposition

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