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* President signs documents for extradition of Arjuna Mahendran
Fri, Sep 6, 2019, 07:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today (6) signed documents related to the extradition of former Governor of the Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran from Singapore.

A report containing more than 21,000 pages prepared by the Attorney General has to be submitted to the relevant department in Singapore for the extradition of Mahendran who is the first accused of the Central Bank Bond Scam case.

The President scrutinized the related documents and placed his signature as the Minister of Defense.

Steps will be taken to transmit these documents to Singapore through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs soon, President's Media Division said.

Former Central Bank Governor was charged with committing an offense under Section 5 (1) of the Public Property Act by conspiring and abetting to commit criminal misappropriation in respect of Treasury Bonds to the face value of Rs 10.058 billion through the Treasury Bond auction on February 27, 2015.

 

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