After considering the petition filed by Deputy Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe, the Colombo District Court has today issued an enjoining order preventing the publication or circulation of the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) sub-committee report on the Central Bank Bond issue until July 23.
In his speech on Tuesday President Maitripala Sirisena said that he asked the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to ask the Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran to resign. ” What does it mean? that there was wrongdoing and that Mahendran was culpable” a political observer told Colombo Telegraph.
All media reporting the COPE bond report are guilty and punishable under the Section 22 of the Parliamentary (Powers and Privilege) act, the Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesighe has written to the Secretary-General of Parliament on 6th of July. He also said that the former Chairman of the COPE DEW Gunasekara is also guilty under the same section of the law.