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Monday, 27 February 2017 - 19:12
Testifying before the commission Government Printer says instructions for bond issue gazette received from Central Bank.
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The Acting Government Printer Gangani Kalpana Liyanage said that the gazette in which the details of the controversial bond issue was printed under the name of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as Finance Minister at that time,  following required instruction were given by the Central Bank.

Testifying before the Presidential Commission which probes the controversial Central Bank Bond scam, she said although the issuing date of the controversial gazette is January 1st, 2015, it was really printed after nearly two years.

She also said that reservation to print a gazette notification on the bond issues for the year 2015 was made by the Central Bank on January 1st, 2015.

She further said that the content to be included in the particular gazette notification was received by her on November 18th, 2016.

The Acting Government Printer said that she enquired from the Central Bank as to why Mahinda Rajapaksa’s name was mentioned instead Ravi Karunanayake as Finance Minister.

She said that Central Bank told her to use Mahinda Rajapaksa’s name as the Finance Minister because they wanted to backdate the gazette to January 1st, 2015.

She further said that according Central Bank instructions, the gazette notification dated January 1st, 2015 was really issued on December 23rd, 2016.  

The Acting Government Printer admitted that gazette notifications generally carry the signature of the subject minister or his or her secretary but such a signature was not available in this gazette notification.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Secretary Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga was also testified again before the Commission today.

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