President orders Bonds scam probe expedited

Thursday, 29 August 2019

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the relevant authorities to expedite investigations into all aspects of the Central Bank bond scam and called for action to bring in suspects now absconding abroad, the Daily News learns. He said he wanted swift action against the wrong-doers. Yesterday’s top-level conference convened by the President comprised the Bond scam inquiry commission members, the Central Bank Governor, the Finance Ministry Secretary and the acting IGP.

Delays in completing investigations into the Central Bank bond scam are a hindrance to delivering justice, President Sirisena told the special conference which he had convened at the President’s Office yesterday. The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Bond Issuance of the Central Bank is chaired by Supreme Court Judge K.T. Chithrasiri. The other members are Justice P.S. Jayawardene and retired Deputy Auditor General K. Vellupillai. During this meeting it was revealed that four interim reports had been submitted to date and, the final reports could be ready by December.