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Notice issued on Central Bank NBFISD Director

Colombo Magistrate Mohommed Mihail has yesterday issued notice on Central Bank of Sri Lanka Non-Banking Financial Institutions Supervision Division (NBFISD) Director to make comments on a request made by the accused Perpetual Treasuries limited.

When the magisterial inquiry into Central Bank Bond scam was taken up before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court yesterday, Attorney-at-Law Sajitha Jayawardena for the Perpetual Treasuries Limited informed the Magistrate they wanted to obtain money to pay their company’s legal fees and that they have not been able to obtain the money as their bank accounts had been frozen by the Central Bank.

Counsel Sajitha Jayawardena requested Court to issue an order easing the ban on their accounts to obtain the funds.

Senior State Counsel Lakmini Girihagama for the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) said that the Non-Banking Financial Supervision Division of the Central Bank should be consulted to make observations regarding payments made from the company’s Gross Settlement Systems account.

After taking into consideration, the Magistrate issued notice on the Director to appear before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court on February 11.