Extradition of Arjuna Mahendran: Singaporean government is looking into the matter says Dullas Alahapperuma

Extradition of Arjuna Mahendran: Singaporean government is looking into the matter says Dullas Alahapperuma

Extradition of Arjuna Mahendran: Singaporean government is looking into the matter says Dullas Alahapperuma

Written by Staff Writer

12 Dec, 2019 | 9:02 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – During the media briefing, journalists raised questions regarding the extradition of former Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran who is implicated in the Central Bank bond scam.

Journalist: Compared to before, there is not much of interest to extradite Arjuna Mahendran to Sri Lanka. Because Udayanga Weerathunga, who is implicated with the MIG deal, will also have to be brought back to the country.

Minister Dullas Alahapperuma, the co-cabinet spokesperson stated that the Attorney General’s department of Singapore is currently examining the request the government made to extradite Arjuna Mahendran to Sri Lanka.

He added that the government of Singapore has informed us that they will inform us of their decision in the coming weeks.

He went on to note that every decision after that would be based on this conclusion. He added that they would enforce the law as per the legal provisions and requested not to fret over the matter.

Journalist: Will Udayanga Weeratunga also be extradited to Sri Lanka?

Minister responded that they cannot segregate anyone based on their political preferences and it is the duty of the judiciary.

“Our duty is to allow them to do their job and ensure nothing is hindering this process” he added.

 

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