Written by Staff Writer
11 Mar, 2015 | 10:05 pm
The opposition led by the SLFP has broken its silence on the alleged insider trading controversy at the Central Bank.Two SLFP parliamentarians, visited the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption on Wednesday, to lodge a formal complaint against the Governor of the Central Bank.
MP’s Mahinda Amaraweera, Jagath Pushpakumara and Eric Prasanna Weerawardena, arrived at the commission on Wednesday morning to lodge a complaint on purported insider trading at a recent bond issue of the Central Bank (CBSL).
Parliamentarian Mahinda Amaraweera said that they reported on fraud that had been committed by a company connected to the son-in-law of the Central Bank Governor. He went onto note that this fraud has caused an instant loss to the central bank and the country.
Meanwhile MP Jagath Pushpakumara noted that the a person who is not a citizen of this country has been appointed to one of the most important positions in the country and also alleged that a company belonging to the governor’s son-in-law is involved in this corrupt activity.
Controversy has also arisen with regard to the appointment of the three member committee, by the Prime Minister, to investigate this matter. Mahinda Amaraweera added that they cannot have faith in the committee appointed by the Prime Minister.
Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva stated that the conduct of the current Governor of the Central Bank has been the subject of a major controversy in the country. He went onto note that the present governor should resign inorder to ensure an independent inquiry.
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