Oct 12, 2017

Commission knows persons responsible for bond scam Featured

Gathering evidence in connection with the questionable bond sales will conclude after verifying two more pieces of evidence, said a presidential commission of inquiry.

Chairman of the bond commission K.T. Chitrasiri said yesterday (11) they have already substantiated the information sought.

He made the remark when senior solicitor general Dappula de Livera requested permission to summon 20 more persons to obtain evidence.

Chairman Chitrasiri said the commission has successfully accomplished its task of finding out the identities of the persons responsible.

Therefore, only three persons in a list of witnesses submitted by the Attorney General’s Department would be summoned to obtain evidence, he said.

Then, the preparation of the commission report will begin, according to him.

However, certain figures in the government have criticized the commission for not summoning any ministry secretary or authoritative official, excepting the former Central Bank governor and the chairmen and general managers of three state banks.

It has also questioned Ravi Karunanayake, Kabir Hashim and Malik Samarawickrema.