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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 13:29
Bond Commission testifies Ministers Malik and Kabir
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Ministers Malik Samarawickrema and Kabir Hashim who appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the controversial bond issue today (11) told the Commission that they did not instruct the then Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran to acquire 15 billion rupees from the controversial Central Bank bond issuance, to meet the government's financial requirements.

They stated that it was mentioned in a meeting held on the eve of the controversial bond issuance that 18 billion rupees was required for a highway development project and the government had, in hand, 3 billion rupees at that time.

Ministers Malik Samarawickrema and Kabir Hashim appeared before the Commission today following notices issued by the Commission.

Our correspondent said that the two ministers were testified for over 20 minutes, by the Commission.

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