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Arjuna Mahendran to be tried in absentia over 2016 Bond Scam

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COLOMBO (News 1st); The Colombo Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar on Tuesday (20) permitted the Attorney General to proceed with one case filed over the 2016 Central Bank Treasury Bond Scam with fugitive Ex-Governor Arjuna Mahendran and Ex-PTL Director Ajhan Punchihewa, in absentia.The case was filed over the criminal misappropriation of Rs.

36.98 billion at the Treasury Bond auction in 2016 and several other indictments.The matter was taken up in the presence of Justices Damith Thotawatte, Arjuna Thilakeratne, and Mohamed Issadeen.Court recorded evidence from a Senior Officer from the Department of Immirgration and Emigration and the Criminal Investigation Department and confirmed that Mahendran and Punchihewa had left Sri Lanka and failed.

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