Central Bank refrains from commenting on contents of forensic audit reports

Jan 30, 2020 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Central Bank on Thursday refrained from commenting on the contents of the forensic audit reports as these reports may be subjected to judicial proceedings in the future.

Responding to queries by journalists at the monetary policy press briefing, the Deputy Governor of Central Bank Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe said they will only provide their opinion if there is a formal request.

“That’s the auditor’s report not the report of the Central Bank or the Monetary Board. I don’t think it is appropriate for us to comment on the contents of the report at this point as the Central Bank,” Dr. Weerasinghe said.

“We, however, are in the process of studying those reports and find out whether there are any other actions that are needed. We will consult the Attorney General and other authorities and make a decision on how to move forward.”