The UNP in Parliament yesterday inquired as to why the former Central Bank Governor, Ajith Nivard Cabraal, or his sister Shiromi Wickremesinghe had not been questioned by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on the Bonds scam.
UNP MP Ashu Marasasinghe, speaking during yesterday's debate, observed that...... the Commission would require the assistance of informed advisers as it had failed to investigate the most crucial witnesses.
"Cabraal's sister Shiromi Wickremesinghe was a Director at Perpetual Treasuries Ltd (PTL). The names of former CB Governor Cabraal and his sister have also been implicated in the Treasury Bonds allegations.
"People in the AG's Department have not been able to verify the signature of the former Defence Minister for two long years. How can we believe in their competency to handle these investigations? A large number of files have been sent to the AG's Department after completing investigations. The AG's Department should expedite investigations into them. "We urge the Attorney General's Department to do justice in their investigations. If not they will fail to deliver what people expect from them," Prof Marasinghe charged.
UNP MP Nalin Bandara alleged that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should be summoned by the Commission, just as MP Ravi Karunanayake was questioned, since Rajapaksa was the Minister of Finance when the PTL was incorporated. (Ceylon Today)