Sri Lanka PM requested to appear before the presidential commission probing bond issue

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Central Bank Bond issue has requested the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe to appear before the Commission next week.

The Commission had requested the Prime Minister to appear before the Commission in order to obtain a few clarifications and any other evidence which may be necessary for the investigation.

The Premier had earlier said that he was prepared to appear before the Commission for any clarification that needed to be made.

The Commission yesterday affirming that it had received answers from the Premier to a list of questions sent to him by way of an affidavit, said that after perusing the affidavit, the Commission would like to obtain a few clarifications.,

“With regard to the questions forwarded to the Hon. Prime Minister by this Commission of Inquiry, we have received an affidavit affirmed to by the Hon. Prime Minister. The Commissioners have carefully perused this affidavit and we would like to obtain a few clarifications and any other evidence which may be necessary. Therefore, we will be requesting the Hon. Prime Minister to attend a Hearing of this Commission of Inquiry for that purpose. The date on which that Hearing will be held, will be decided in due course and will be notified in the usual manner,” the Commission said in a statement.