Arrest warrants issued on RaviK and 10 others

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ECONOMYNEXT – The Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake Friday issued arrest warrants against former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and 10 others wanted in connection with the Bonds Scam.

Last week Attorney General Dappula de Livera directed police to obtain warrants from the court to arrest former Karunanayaka, Arjuna Mahendran, Arjun Aloysius, Kasun Palisena and eight others.

In a letter sent to Acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickremaratne, the AG said these arrests are to be made on charges of conspiracy, criminal misappropriation, cheating and market manipulation in respect of the bond auctions of March 2016.

In court this morning the Magistrate asked for more details on charges against a Director at the Central Bank Buddhika Saratchandra and several others from Deputy Solicitor-General Haripriya Jayasundera.

In the afternoon the Magistrate issued warrants for ten persons including Karunanayake. (Colombo, March 6, 2020)

-Arjuna Ranawana

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