The United National Party has decided to take the maximum political and legal measures on behalf of former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who has been arrested and remanded in connection with the Central Bank bond deal.
The clear position of the United National Party (UNP) and its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe on the two Central Bank bond transactions during the period of good governance from 2015 to 2019 is that there was no loss or fraud to the country since the Central Bank of Sri Lanka holds Rs. 1,200 from the assets of "Perpetual Treasuries" . .
Speaking to SL VLOG "YouTube" channel led by veteran Journalist Dharshana Handungoda, Ranil Wickremesinghe further stated that he had taken steps to investigate whether there was any undue influence in the transaction since owner of "Perpetual Treasuries”, Arjun Aloysius , Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, former Prime Minister and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the party's legal division to provide all necessary legal assistance, instructions, and legal aid to former Finance Minister and former UNP Deputy leader Ravi Karunanayake and this issue should be dealt with as a Political Party.
Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, who has held lengthy discussions with senior UNP leaders including Navin Dissanayake, Arjuna Ranatunga and Lakshman Wijemanne on how to deal with this issue and what action to take in the future, has also instructed them.
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