Attorney General (AG) Dapula de Livera has submitted a note of clarification to Singapore on the request to extradite former Central Bank Governor Arjun Mahendran.
The Attorney General informed the Justice Ministry that the extradition request for Mahendran was still pending and that a note of clarification has been submitted to Singapore.
The note of clarification has been submitted to the Singapore Attorney General’s Office.
Just this week Justice Minister Ali Sabry had said he had sought a report on former Central Bank Governor Arjun Mahendran from the Attorney General.
“I was made to understand there are some developments on the matter,” he had told Parliament.
In January the Government said that it was still in talks with Singapore on Mahendran’s matter.
The Sri Lankan Government has sought the extradition of Mahendran from Singapore to be investigated over the Central Bank treasury bond scam.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa told electronic media heads in January that the due process needs to be followed to secure the extradition of Mahendran and that process was still ongoing.
The documents seeking the extradition of Arjuna Mahendran had been handed over to the Singapore Government by the Sri Lankan High Commission in Singapore last year.
Then President Maithripala Sirisena had signed the documents seeking the extradition of Arjuna Mahendran from Singapore.
In June last year the Attorney General filed indictments against Arjuna Mahendran and nine others before the Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar over the Central Bank treasury bond scam.
Later the Permanent High Court issued a warrant for the arrest of Mahendran over the Central Bank bond scam. (Colombo Gazette)