Colombo Telegraph

President Sirisena Set To Use Sword On Bond Scammers

President Maithripala Sirisena is set to make a special statement on Wednesday on the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (COI) appointed a year ago to inquire into the issuance of Central Bank Treasury Bonds from February 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.

Sources close to Sirisena stated that ‘every politician, official who took part will pay heavily in an unprecedented manner.’ The President previously insisted that he would ‘not hesitate to use the sword on friend or relations, regardless of distinctions such as political loyalty or color,’ speaking at the launch of ‘Nidahase Sammuthiya (Covenant on Freedom),’ the policy statement of a coalition of 31 unnamed political parties contesting under the ‘United People’s Freedom Alliance,’ at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall on December 28.

Colombo Telegraph learns that not even Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe knows the contents of the report. It has been reported that officials of the Presidential Secretariat would study the report before advising the President on its contents.

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