Jan 22, 2018

Can arrest Arjun Mahendran at any time - AG Featured

Sri Lanka is capable of securing the arrest of ex-Central Bank governor Arjun Mahendran who is now in Singapore, says attorney general Jayantha Jayasuriya.

‘Mawbima’ quotes him as saying that Sri Lanka had adequate legal provisions for that purpose, although he was a non-citizen, but a Singaporean.

Even a foreigner touring the country could get arrested if found to have committed a crime here, he noted.

AG’s Dept. team is studying it

The report of the bond commission, received from the president, has been handed over to a team of officials of his department, said the AG, adding that after studying it for its civil and criminal aspects, legal action against the ex-CB governor and his son-in-law Arjun Aloysius would be decided.

Jayasuriya could not say how long the process could take up, but said the department would take all possible measures to expedite it.

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