The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the joint opposition and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) have called for a debate in Parliament on the report of the President Commission which investigated the alleged treasury bond scam.
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday assured tough action after the Presidential commission recommended steps be taken against former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and Perpetual Treasuries head Arjun Aloysius.
He said that the public suffered a loss of Rs. 11.5 billion as a result of the treasury bond deal.
The President had also said that Perpetual Treasuries had made profits over 11,145 million.
“I would like to specifically state here that I would not hesitate to take steps to recover the loss of Rs 11,145 million and take legal action against the offenders and punish them,” the President said.
He said that the report has already been sent to the Attorney General to take legal action. (Colombo Gazette)