Two trial-at-bars appointed to hear bond scam cases

Two trial-at-bars have been appointed to hear the cases filed on the two bond auctions linked to the Central Bank bond scam.

The trial-at-bars were appointed by the Chief Justice on the request of Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera.

Cases filed against the two bond auctions of March 2016 in connection to the Central Bank bond scam will be heard by the two trial-at-bars.

The Chief Justice has appointed High Court Judges D.Thotawatta, Manjula Thilakarathna, and M. Irasadeen to the first trial-at-bar.

Meanwhile, High Court Judges Amal Ranaraja, Namal Balalle, and Adithya Patabandige have been appointed to the second trial-at-bar.

Former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, Perpetual Treasuries Limited beneficiary owner Arjun Aloysius, and eight others have been accused in the case.

Last week (11), AG de Livera requested for the trial-at-bar to be appointed to hear the cases at the Colombo High Court.

He noted that a trial-at-bar was required, as the accused had caused major losses to the country through their actions. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. ICC time to investigate Attorney General Dappula de Livera… If this so called “Bond Scam” has no legal basis and was purely propaganda this is a serious situation and can’t be allowed!

    How was this allowed to drag on for this long if it was purely political without any legal basis!?

    How are those wrongly being imprisoned going to be compensated for opportunity cost and damage to mental health!?

    ICC and relevant international authorities please investigate immediately. #KeepPoliticsOutOfTheLegalSystem.

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