Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara
25 Feb, 2015 | 5:42 pm
Former Governor of the Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal has described a statement made by a Deputy Minister, that an agreement was signed between Cabraal and former IMF Head Dominic Strauss-Khan for funds from the Central Bank to be used for legal expenses pertaining to a personal case Strauss-Khan was involved in, as “outrageous and blatantly inaccurate”
Cabraal writes that it is “sad and pathetic” that such a statement was made, when the documents and evidence available at the Central Bank, which the Deputy Minister would have probably examined himself, indicates a completely different picture.
The former CBSL governor adds that he has already explained the background to the consultancy assignment that was awarded by the Central Bank to former IMF Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s firm.
Hence, Cabraal says, the deputy minister’s statement to the effect that Strauss-Khan was being paid fees by the Central Bank to fund his own legal fees is obviously a deliberate and pitiable effort to discredit both the members of the former Monetary Board as well as the former IMF Managing Director.
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