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Lankan court issues arrest warrant against former central bank governor

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

A Sri Lankan court on Friday issued an arrest warrant against the country's former central bank governor Arjuna Mahendran in connection with a bond scam in 2015, according to media reports.

The Attorney General had filed the indictments against the 10 persons accused in the case in June, the Colombo Gazette reported.

They are accused of causing losses of Sri Lankan Rs 10,058 billion to the government with alleged illegal issuance of treasury bonds in February 2015, the Sunday Times reported.

The International Criminal Police Organization has already issued a 'red notice' for Mahendran, who is said to be in Singapore.

Other than Mahendran, the accused in the case include former Central Bank Deputy Governor Paththinige Samarasiri and Director of Perpetual Treasuries Limited Arjun Joseph Aloysius.

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First Published: Fri, August 09 2019. 18:20 IST