Nothing To Hide In Central Bank Bonds Transaction: Kiriella  

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:53 GMT, Jan 25, 2017 |

Minister Lakshman Kiriella said that the supreme court that heard a petition on the central bank bond transaction filed by three persons from the civil society has rejected without giving notice to the respondents. The respondents were unable to prove that illegal activity has taken place.

The minister made these remarks in parliament yesterday taking part in the special debate on the report on the central bank bonds presented by the COPE. The minister said that the government has nothing to hide about this transaction. The government appointed an opposition parliamentarian as the chairman of the COPE. But, during the last regime, the then government appointed a government MP as the chairman of COPE.

Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake moving the proposal for debate said that this transaction has taken place against the standard tradition. Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena presenting the proposal said that the persons who have been involved in this transactions should be punished.

Leader of the opposition R. Sambandan said all the governments are against corruption but corruption is increasing daily. This trend is not conducive for democracy. He urged the necessity taking prompt action to eliminate corruption.