Prime Minister arrives at Bond Commission

Prime Minister arrives at Bond Commission

Prime Minister arrives at Bond Commission

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

20 Nov, 2017 | 9:55 am

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into the issuance of treasury bonds.

This is pursuant to a previous request made by the commission, requesting that the premier gives evidence over the issue.

A number of UNP MPs also arrived at commission today, prior to the arrival of the Prime Minister.

Why was the Prime Minister summoned?

The Prime Minister was given summons last week to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the alleged Bond Scam.

PM Wickremesinghe was requested to appear today, November 20, to testify before the commission.

The Premier’s name was mentioned several times at the commission, while he himself defended the then- CBSL Governor Arjuna Mahendran soon after the alleged Bond Scam took place.

According to the PM’s office, given the reasons that his name was used time to time at the commission, he is willing to testify in front of the commission at any time.

Prior to this, a questionnaire was put forth to the PM by the commission, and the answers were established through an affidavit.

The PM was yet asked to appear before the commission due to a need of clarification and other testimonials.

 

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived to the premises along with 30 parliamentarians and ministers

 

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