Colombo Telegraph

Bond Scam: Joint Opposition Wants Bribery Commission To Investigate Ranil And Arjuna

The joint opposition today lodged a complaint against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and ex-Governor of Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran, requesting the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) to investigate both over their role in the Treasury Bond transaction.


The request signed by 11 Parliamentarians representing the Joint Opposition group, was handed over to the Commission today.

The complaint has cited Wickremesinghe also as a suspect in the bond transaction.

Meanwhile, the Joint Opposition is also scheduled to meet Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to request for a debate on the COPE report submitted to Parliament last week on the Central Bank Treasury Bond issuance. The Joint Opposition is to request Jayasuriya to hold the debate on the report before the government presents the National Budget for 2017.

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