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Central Bank Bond Scam

Wickremesinghe will have to face inquiries: Sumathipala

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will have to face inquiries into the Bond Scam in the future, former Colombo District Parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala said.

He stated this speaking to the media at the ‘Parivarthana Kendraya’ in Colombo, yesterday. The Central Bank was under the purview of Premier Wickremesinghe by the time the incident cropped up. Soon after, former CB Governor Arjuna Mahendran disclosed Wickremesinghe’s connection to the Bond Scam through a statement, and Wickremesinghe could be arrested, Sumathipala said.

“We have neither a deal with the UNP nor any personal agenda with regard to this incident,” he stressed.

When asked if the arrest of former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake is political vengeance, Sumathipala replied; as a responsible government, the present government has no ability to interfere with the arrest of the former minister.

“If he is not guilty, he can ask for legal instructions and act accordingly. Sometimes, the UNP may be looking forward not to give nominations to Karunanayake based on this arrest,” he said.

“It is an internal issue. They have to find solutions for that within the party,” Sumathipala further added.

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