Tagged with Bond Scam

No-faith motion against PM: Litmus test for our legislators’ integrity

Sunday Times The Joint Opposition’s no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to be taken up in Parliament on April 4. The resolution is primarily based on the issues revolving around what has come to be popularly known to as the “bond scam” involving the Central Bank’s former Governor Arjuna Mahendran and company. … Continue reading

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Road to further disgrace

Daily Mirror Expect further shameless coalitions calling each other thieves and traitors It is the numbers game that is going to decide the veracity and the validity of the motion The infighting of the UNP is the direct result of the election defeat From a moral perspective, the UNP, SLFP and SLPP are in a … Continue reading

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Is Bond-scam ‘unbonding’ the Maithri-Ranil bond?

Daily Mirror  “Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.” ~Oscar Wilde   Potent arguments are being exchanged between friends regarding the Bond-scam that has taken the Colombo social circuit by storm; lethal points for both sides are being hurled at each other; yet the evidence shows that the bond … Continue reading

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RHYTHMIC ‘BONDING’ OF A RHYME

Reggie Ponnampalam (Direct/ Island) This is about the bonds, but not about James, It’s about politically orchestrated intrigue. For the first time, someone is naming names. And the names mentioned are in “Big League”. The Bank that is Central was in need of money And in walks a benefactor who is Perpetual. With the Governor’s … Continue reading

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Debate on bond issue; Plunder must stop now

Daily Mirror Editorial With the principle of openness, transparency and accountability working as it should, parliament will meet in a special session today to debate the nearly 1400-page report and recommendations of the Presidential Commission which probed the Central Bank bond issues from February 2015 to March 2016.    Speaker Karu Jayasuriya called this special session … Continue reading

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