Arjuna Mahendran will continue as Governor of Central Bank – Kiriella

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 12:17 GMT, Jun 14, 2016 |

The reappointment of Arjuna Mahendran as the Governor of Central Bank after his term ends on June 30 this year will not be an issue as the Supreme Courts has acquitted him of all charges, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said on Monday (June 13).

The Minister told a media briefing that his personal opinion was that Mr. Mahendran should be re-appointed to the post.

“The Supreme Courts has given Mr Mahendran a good character certificate by acquitting him of all charges and therefore why make a fuss over it,” he questioned.

“Those who are making allegations against him are lucky as no one will opt to file defamation cases as in Sri Lanka as such it takes a long time to be completed. But if such allegations are made in a country such as the US it would be a different story as a case is completed within a year and some media institutions also should keep this in mind+,” the Minister added.