AG files indictments against bond scam accused

Saturday, 29 June 2019

The Attorney General has filed indictment against former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and 9 others before the three-member Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar. Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General,State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, stated that the Special High Court has summoned the accused to appear before the court on July 19 for service of indictment.

The Attorney General has filed indictment against former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and 9 others before the three-member Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar. Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General,State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, stated that the Special High Court has summoned the accused to appear before the court on July 19 for service of indictment.

The Attorney General had present the indictments on 23 counts involving the charges against the suspects, under the Public Property Act and Registered Stocks and Securities Ordinance. Earlier this month, the Attorney General had requested permission from the Chief Justice to file indictments against the 10 defendants over the Central Bank treasury bond scam, with the Permanent High Court-at-Bar