Written by Lahiru Fernando
01 Feb, 2018 | 8:59 pm
On the 26th of February 2015 a breakfast meeting took place at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka as a result of a discussion following the meeting of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on economic affairs,
The Breakfast meeting was attended by;
The question is – What was Malik Samarawickrama’s need to attend this meeting?
These have gone unanswered.
So, what was discussed at this breakfast meeting?
Raising funds for the re-payment of unaccounted RDA projects of the previous regime.
Now comes a serious question: How much was required?
According to Kabir Hashim and Malik Samarawickrama, the requirement was somewhere between 15 – 18 Billion rupees.
However, Ravi Karunanayake had a different story to tell at the commission. According to him, the requirement was only Rs. 75 Billion.
Also a letter bearing his signature and the requirement was produced to the Commission by Arjuna Mahendran’s attorney.
And most importantly, one cannot just go for a meeting a decide on to raise money.
There is a process that needs to be followed, and the process adopted by the Treasury is a lengthy one.
Say a group of people went in front of a bank for six days straight, and hold discussions. And on the 7th day, a robbery takes place.
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