Dissanayake says PM took over CBSL bond issue during Parliament debate (Video)

Dissanayake says PM took over CBSL bond issue during Parliament debate (Video)

Written by Staff Writer

21 Mar, 2015 | 7:47 am

UPFA MP Lalith Dissanayake alleged that the Prime Minister has stolen the Central Bank from the Finance Minister during the debate on the controversial Central Bank bond issue in Parliament on Friday,  March 20.

Speaking on the bond issue, the MP Lalith Dissanayake stated that  Sri Lankan citizens have to pay an additional Rs. 9 billion as a result of the Central Bank Governor accepting bids of up to Rs. 10 billion.

The Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs, Dr. Harsha de Silva refuted the statement by the UPFA MP saying that efforts have been made to pay off the loans obtained by the former Economic Development Minister. Dr. Harsha added that a committee has been appointed to investigate it and said the report will be presented to parliament.

The Deputy Minister  also stated that they have not stolen anything and accused the former Economic Development Minister of stealing. The deputy minister added that the former minister is not to be found in America after fleeing the country and said that they are now looking for him in Vietnam.

Presenting the adjournment motion, JVP MP Sunil  Handunnetti said the debt burden on bonds is currently 24.78 billion and the loss occurred during the bond issue is equivalent to the sum required to build the Galle-Matara Expressway.

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