Feb 06, 2017

Lost CB bond sale money to be recovered

A presidential commission has been tasked with investigating the Central Bank bond sales in order to expedite the investigations, and not for a coverup, says minister Mahinda Amaraweera.

This commission will especially look into the possibility of recovering the money lost to the state as a result of the bond sales, he has told BBC Sandeshaya.

Hoping the outcome of the investigation would be seen this year, he said the evidence gathered by the presidential commission would be crucial when taking the matter to courts.

Amaraweera stressed that those who swindled public money, be they in the present or the previous regimes, should definitely be punished.