CBSL Governor vs. Finance Minister: State Minister of Finance defends Governor’s honesty

CBSL Governor vs. Finance Minister: State Minister of Finance defends Governor’s honesty

CBSL Governor vs. Finance Minister: State Minister of Finance defends Governor’s honesty

Written by Tharushan Fernando

06 Jan, 2017 | 8:57 pm

The economy is hospitalised. Allegations have been levelled. The CBSL Governor faced such allegations before as well, but there appears to be a rise in the barrage of allegations and the reason could be the release of the COPE report on the Bond Scam, and the Governor of the Central Bank is well aware of this

Journalists today questioned the State Minister of Finance over the statement made by Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday regarding the Governor of the Central Bank – where the Finance Minister made an allegation against the Governor.

yapaState Minister of Finance, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena replied that the Governor of the Central Bank will work in a direct manner and therefore no one can criticize his history or his operations – because he is an honest person.

When questioned if the bond scam was discussed,  the State Minister noted that the stance was discussed back then. And at the media briefing on the 23rd it was told that this needs to be taken up in January.
Question :

“Everything I said will be done. There is no change in our stance. Let us see what happens …” he said.

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