Oct 17, 2017

Bond commission to wind up! Featured

The presidential commission inquiring into the treasury bond issues is due to conclude its task within days, say commission sources.

The media has speculated about an extension of the commission’s term, but the sources say it will record evidence only from a few close associates of Perpetual Treasuries owner Arjun Aloysius before winding up.

Aloysius’ personal assistant Steve Samuel has been ordered to appear before the commission today (17).

Chairman of the commission K.T. Chitrasiri has said they have already substantiated the information sought, and the recording of evidence would be concluded after summoning a few more witnesses.

He was responding to a request by senior solicitor general Dappula de Livera to summon 20 more persons to obtain evidence.

Appointed last February, the commission received two extensions of three months each, and the second extension expires on October 27.

The attorney general is preparing to file court action in December, using the final report of the presidential commission as the basis.

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