Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to appear before Bond Commission

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Bond Issuance will be ending it’s mandate on December 8, 2017.

While the day is one month away, the Commission has announced that it will hold only two more sittings.

These two sittings will see two people testify before the commission;

  • A communications expert (November 16)
  • Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (date to be announced)

Why the PM?

Since the beginning of the inquiry into the Central Bank Bond Scam, several witnesses have mentioned the Prime Minister’s name in their testimony.

In October, the PM himself said he is prepared to offer clarifications to the Commission ‘at any time’ in view of references to him.

Recently the Commission’s Chairman Justice K.T.Chitrasiri sent a questionnaire to the Prime Minister.

Premier Wickremesinghe responded to the questionnaire through an affidavit.

Since the Commission require more clarifications, Premier will be requested to attend a hearing -of which the date is yet to be decided.