Sujeewa Senasinghe withdraws petition for enjoining order over CBSL bond issue

Sujeewa Senasinghe withdraws petition for enjoining order over CBSL bond issue

Written by Staff Writer

23 Jul, 2015 | 9:56 pm

The controversial Central Bank bond transaction continues to take centre stage in the political arena, when in a significant development, Deputy Justice Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe withdrew the petition requesting the enjoining order over the issue.

When the matter was taken up at the Colombo District Court, former COPE committee members were also present.

Attorney-at-Law Sujeewa Senasinghe: Some said that the enjoining order was obtained for a cover-up. Today, I withdrew the enjoining order. So now we challenge them to produce a report if they can. There was no such report …

Attorney-at-Law Thushara Ranatunge : …We put forward our preliminary objections. The main reason that court cannot take this case up is because Sujeewa Senasinghe is not an MP anymore and that this was filed under the Privileges of Parliament and the enjoining order obtained was illegal.

Attorney-at-Law Merry Dickman: … We have informed that the defense seeks to make claims for the damages caused…

Former members of the COPE committee also elaborated. Sunil Handunnetti said Senasinghe cannot hide it because it is a fraud that has been revealed before their eyes. He also said that this enjoining order was issued so that all the fraud done during the 100 days will not be revealed.

Lasantha Alagiyawanna, another former member of the committee, noted that 13 members from the government and the opposition questioned and investigated the governor of the Central Bank and 50 other officials over this issue. He added that they have recorded evidence in over 400 pages and will publish it.

Professor Rajiva Wijesingha said that the court has noted that the people have a right to know about such a fraud and they cannot hide this.

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