‘Second Interpol Red Notice on Mahendran’ | Daily News

‘Second Interpol Red Notice on Mahendran’

President Maithripala Sirisena said Interpol has issued a Red Notice for the arrest of absconding former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran for the second time, after a judge rejected his appeal against the first.

The President said Mahendran had appealed to Interpol against the Red Notice issued earlier, and a judge was appointed to hear the appeal. After completion of investigations, the appeal was rejected by the judge.

Disclosing this at the meeting with the heads of media institutions, editors of newspapers and directors of electronic media institutions at President’s House on Wednesday, the President said that subsequently, a second Red Notice was issued by Interpol.

President Sirisena said some politicians ask why he could not now order the arrest of Arjuna Mahendran as the Minister in charge of Police. He said he cannot order Mahendran’s arrest because Mahendran is not in Sri Lanka.

The President said he has requested the Prime Minister of Singapore for assistance to arrest Mahendran, who is a national of Singapore.

He said the whereabouts of Mahendran are not known, and he has no information as to whether he is in Singapore or hiding elsewhere.


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