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PM Wickremesinghe arrives at the presidential commission inquiring into alleged bond scams.

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No policy decision to ask

state banks to make lower

bids at bond auctions


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the government hadn’t taken any policy decision to instruct the state-owned banks to make bids at the treasury bond auctions at lower interest (yield) rates.

PM Wickremesinghe said so answering a question posed by Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya, PC, who led the Attorney General’s Department team assisting the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing treasury bond scams involving the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and Perpetual Treasuries Pvt Ltd (PTL).

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