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Friday, 07 June 2019 - 15:37
Attorney General asks for a trial at bar for Bond scam hearing - 10 respondents including Arjuna Mahendran to be indicted
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The Attorney General Dappula Livera sought permission from the Chief Justice to indict the respondents of the Central Bank Bond Scam before the Western Provincial Permanent Trial at bar today.

Attorney General’s Coordinating Officer, Nishara Jayarathna told the court the request was made after considering the damage caused to the country’s economy by the bond scam and its complexity.

The Attorney General’s Department has estimated that the loss accrued to the government coffers by the Bond Scam conducted on February 27, 2015 was 6.8 billion, 8.7 million and 62 thousand one hundred rupees.

The Attorney General Department has already prepared indictments against 10 respondents including former Governor of the Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran.

The rest of the respondents are former deputy governor of the Central bank, P Samarasiri, Perpetual Treasuries company owner, Arjun Aloysius, his CEO Kasun Palisena, chairman, Geoffrey Aloysius, Mithra Gunawardana, Ranjan Hulugalle, Muturaja Surendran and Gardiya Punchiheva.

Senior State counsel Nishara Jayarathna further said that her department expects to indict several other respondents on the investigations conducted by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Central Bank Bond Scam.

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