Attorney General advises Central Bank not to make Forensic Audit reports public

Nov 12, 2019 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Attorney General has opined that the findings of the Forensic Audit reports should be treated as having the potential to be evidence in investigations and access should be limited to those who have statutory authority to access them.

Given the nature of findings, the Monetary Board sought the opinion of the Attorney General about the distribution of the Forensic Audit reports including, specifically, as to whether the reports should be made public.

The Attorney General has further informed that once the reports and related documents have been fully considered, any extracts thereof which can be disseminated in the public domain without prejudice to investigations and ongoing or future litigation will be notified to the Central Bank.

The Monetary Board added that it will act in accordance with the advice given by the Attorney General.

The Monetary Board in consultation with the Auditor General commissioned Forensic Audits following the recommendations of the Presidential Commission on the controversial issuance of Treasury Bonds.

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