May 30, 2019

AG to file charges against Ravi for giving false info.

The Attorney General’s Department today informed the Colombo Magistrate’s Court that charges will be filed against Minister Ravi Karunanayake for providing false information to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the Central Bank treasury bond scam.

The complaint pertaining to the investigations being carried out by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) against the minister for allegedly giving false evidence before the Bond Commission, was taken up before Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne on Thursday (30).

Senior State Counsel Lakmini Girihagama, appearing on behalf of the Attorney General (AG), informed the court that the department intends to file charges against Minister Ravi Karunanayake for giving false evidence after the investigations related to the incident are concluded.

She also stated that statements are expected to be recorded from Minister Karunanayake and his daughter in connection with the incident.

The Chief Magistrate postponed the hearing of the complaint to July 29 and instructed the CID to report on the progress of investigations to the court on that date.