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SLFP Probe on CB Bonds scam Clears PM

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena
The SLFP committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to probe the Central Bank Bonds scam will handover its report, which includes six recommendations to the President today, State Minister of Finance Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said yesterday.

He told reporters that the Committee had not in its probe discovered any indication of PM Ranil Wickremesinghe being in anyway involved in the scam.

The State Minister of Finance told a media briefing yesterday that the nine-man Committee had come across instances of financial mismanagement, leaking of insider information, miscalculations and conflict of interests.

He said Committee had recommended recouping the financial losses sustained by the State through the scam as well as punishments to be meted out to those who have been found guilty of the offences.

The Minister stated that it was now up to the President whether or not to act on the six recommendations made in the report compiled by the Committee.

The Committee comprises Nimal Siripala de Silva, as its Chair, and includes John Seneviratne, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Faifzer Musthapha, Dayasiri Jayasekera, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene, Dilan Perera, Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Kesara Lal Gunasekera.