Feb 06, 2018

Arjun Mahendran in effort to delay deadline

The first accused in the controversial Bond issue, former Central Bank Governor Arjun Mahendran is said to be seeking legal measures to prevent him being taken into custody, it is reported.

He claims that as he is not a citizen of this country, he cannot be arrested and is currently in the process of consulting with a team of Sri Lankan and Singaporean legal team to explore his legal options, according to legal sources.

The Colombo Fort Magistrate had issued an order on Mahendran to return to Sri Lanka before February 15 and give a statement to the CID.

However it is reported that Mahendran is trying to extend this deadline. The second accused Arjun Aloysius and the third accused Kasun Palisena are already in remand custody.