Gammanpila challenges president, PM Gammanpila challenges president, PM
Jan 23, 2018

Report says nothing about a Rajapaksa era bond fraud - Gammanpila Featured

The presidential commission that inquired into the Central Bank bond auctions says nowhere in its 945-page report that a Rs. 4,000 billion bond fraud had taken place during the Rajapaksa regime, says MP Udaya Gammanpila.

Speaking to the media yesterday (22), Gammanpila referred to repeated claims by both the president and the prime minister about such a fraud having taken place.

He said he read the entire report, excepting the schedules which remained to be read, but that he found it made no such mention, and issued a challenge to the two to show which page had made such a reference.

Justifiable doubt

Page 915 of the report recommends a forensic audit to determine, as there was a likelihood that irregularities had taken place between 2008 and 2014, as there is a justifiable doubt that certain officials could have obtained bribes and given inside information to primary dealers at that time too, he said.

However, president Maithripala Sirisena said at a public rally in Kandy yesterday afternoon that whatever was said now, president, the Supreme Court has declared that the CB bond scams had started in 2008.