Singapore considering 03rd reminder on extraditing Mahendran

Singapore considering 03rd reminder on extraditing Mahendran

Singapore considering 03rd reminder on extraditing Mahendran

Written by Zulfick Farzan

18 Mar, 2021 | 11:21 am

Colombo (News 1st); Additional Solicitor General Parinda Ranasinghe on Thursday (18) told the Colombo Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar that it is reported, the Singapore Attorney General is considering the documents and clarifications sent by the Sri Lankan Attorney General for the 03rd time with respect to the extradition of Ex-Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran.

Mahendran is the first accused in the case filed over the Central Bank Treasury Bond Scam of 27th February 2015.

The case was called up in the presence of Justices Champa Janaki Rajaratne, Damith Thotawatte, and Namal Balalle.

In addition, the court ordered for a summons to be sent to the Malaysian authorities via the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry and the Sri Lankan Embassy in Malaysia in order to bring down and produce in the court, Ajahn Gardiye Punchihewa – a Director of Perpetual Treasuries Limited – who is the 10th suspects in the case.

Senior Deputy Solicitor General Haripriya Jayasundara appearing for the Attorney General informed the court that the Indictment Sheet against the accused will be amended by adding an additional indictment.

The case will be called up again on the 05th of May 2021 to inform the court of the progress made with regard to bringing down and producing in court Arjuna Mahendran and Ajahn Gardiye Punchihewa.

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