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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 - 13:00
Testifying commences on Central Bank bond scam
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The testimonies linked to the Central Bank Bond scam being probed by the Presidential Commission commenced this morning.

Accordingly, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy arrived at the Commission at 10.30 this morning.

Dr. Coomaraswamy had been issued notice to testify before the Commission by its Secretary Sumathipala Udu-gama-suriya.

Delivering the inaugural address, Senior Additional Solicitor General Dappula Livera who appeared for the Attorney General said that all those who testify before the Commission will be protected under the Victims and Witnesses Act.

The Special Presidential Commission will probe the dimension of corruption, if any and, the loss that had been incurred to the government by the bond issue.

Meanwhile, the Perpetual Treasuries Company sent two of its lawyers to observe the sessions of the Presidential Commission today.

Our correspondent said that Central Bank governor Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy started his address after the Senior Additional solicitor General’s had made his address.

The Hearing of the commission is open and it is handled by senior state counsels.  

9 senior lawyers have been assigned by the Attorney General’s Department to assist the Commission.

The Commission is chaired by Supreme Court Judge K.T. Chitrasiri along with  Supreme Court Judge Prasanna Jayawardana and former Deputy Auditor General K. Vealaayudampillai.

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