President Maithripala Sirisena talking to a vendor at the General Market Complex in Trincomalee during an inspection tour after declaring open the new Marine Science Faculty building at the Trincomalee Naval base on Sunday.

Pic by Sudath Silva

GL, Mahendran trade

fire over bond scam

The Opposition yesterday alleged that the Governor of the Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran had received instructions from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as regards change of established procedures in the run-up to the controversial bond issue and such interventions were contrary to existing regulations.

Prof. Peiris told The Island that CB Governor himself had admitted premier Wickremesinghe’s intervention when he appeared before the special parliamentary committee tasked to investigate the controversial bond issue. The former External Affairs Minister alleged that significant changes had been made in the established procedures in contravention of monetary regulations. He said that the Governor couldn’t have received instructions or advise as regards the bond issue, though the PM as the line minister in charge of CB had the authority to give directives pertaining to specific matters.



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