Amaraweera asks why govt cannot come to agreement with S’pore to get Mahendran extradited


Chief Opposition Whip Mahinda Amaraweera, yesterday, requested the government to sign an agreement with Singapore to have Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran extradited.

Amaraweera, participating in the debate on an Order on Extradition Law relating to Extradition Treaty between Sri Lanka and Republic of Turkey, queried if there was any plan to sign a similar agreement with Singapore.

Responding to Amaraweera, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said that the government could reach such an agreement with Singapore any time.

Amaraweera then pointed out that it had been reported that Mahendran, who was directly linked to the Central Bank Treasury Bond, scams was hiding in Singapore.

Amaraweera said: "The government has failed to bring him back to the country. This Central Bank Treasury Bond scams cost the country billions of rupees. Therefore, the government should sign an agreement under the Extradition Law with Singapore. We as the Opposition will extend our full support." (SI)


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