Those responsible for Central Bank bond scam must be punished: Anti-Corruption Front

Those responsible for Central Bank bond scam must be punished: Anti-Corruption Front

Those responsible for Central Bank bond scam must be punished: Anti-Corruption Front

Written by Keshala Dias

21 Nov, 2016 | 10:37 pm

The Anti-Corruption Front echoed calls for those responsible for the Central Bank bond scam to be punished.

Leaders of the Anti-Corruption Front arrived at the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption and handed over new details on the controversial bond transactions.

Subsequently, the group arrived at the Anti-Corruption Committee Secretariat.

Anti-Corruption Front Chairman Ven. Ulapane Sumangala Thera said that in the complaint they lodged today, Monday, November 21, regarding the bond scam, they have named Arjuna Mahendran and Arjun Aloysius as well as the Board of Directors of Perpetual Treasuries, the Chairman of Bank of Ceylon and the Tender Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka as the respondents to the case.

“We do not feel that an investigation, which can be considered as satisfactory, has been launched regarding this bond issue”, he said. “We hope that justice will be meted out on this matter soon”, he added.

Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe of the Anti-Corruption Front said, some of the Directors at Perpetual Treasuries who have been named as respondents have left the company, and that this might be a hidden strategy for the masterminds to get away with the crime by throwing a few of the directors at the lower level into the legal trap, he observed.

“So, we would like to request that the bank accounts of these respondents and companies be frozen immediately until the investigation on this matter concludes”, he added.

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