Central Bank responsible for taking legal action on forensic audit: President’s Secretary

Feb 21, 2020 (LBO) – Secretary to the President, P B Jayasundera has informed COPE Chairman and JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti that it is the responsibility of the Central Bank to take legal action on the forensic audit report.

Handunnetti wrote to the President last month requesting that the law be implemented based on the forensic audit report of the Central Bank bond issue.

Addressing the 62nd Anniversary of Sri Lanka Audit Service Association, Handunnetti yesterday revealed the response he received from the President’s Secretary on behalf of the President.

“As the forensic audit on the bond issue was requested by the Central Bank, it is the responsibility of the Central Bank to take necessary legal action on it,” said Handunnetti quoting the reply.

“That is the response from the President. So, it is the responsibility of the COPE to summon the Central Bank and remind them of their responsibility.”

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