Yesterday’s Bring-Back-Mahinda rally in Kandy attracted large crowds in support of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. In spite of the SLFP directive that its elected representatives refrain from attending the rally organised by the NFF-MEP-DLF and Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, ordinary SLFPers joined the rally
(pic by Dimuthu Premaratne)
Govt. orders probe into
controversial Rs. 15 bn bond
Amidst allegations that the Treasury Bond issue in March had been manipulated by those who had been known for similar practices during the previous regime and now close to influential officials in the present administration, the Economic Affairs and Policy Planning Ministry yesterday said that the government was inquiring into these prior malpractices and would also investigate the alleged malpractices which were taking place at the Public Debt Department during bond auctions and private placements.