Regarding Arjuna Mahendran acting as an advisor to the Finance Ministry
Posted on January 23rd, 2017

Anti-Corruption Front (ACF)

Anti-Corruption Front (ACF) wrote to President Maithripala Sirisena today (23) demanding him to prevent controversial former governor of the Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran from attending meetings at the Ministry of Finance. ACF states that Mahendran is a regular attendee of the meeting the Finance Minister holds every Tuesday and Thursday with Governor of the Central Bank Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Dr. R H S Samaratunga, Secretary to the Treasury, and R. Paskaralingam, Advisor to the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs and advises Coomaraswamy on decisions that should be taken by the Monetary Board.

His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena,
President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka,
President’s Secretariat,
Colombo 01.

January 23, 2016

Your Excellency,

Regarding Arjuna Mahendran acting as an advisor to the Finance Ministry

We are extremely grateful of your decision to appoint a ‘Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry this week to investigate the Central Bank bond issue and recommend actions.’ However former Governor of the Central Bank, Arjuna Mahendran, who faces serious allegations regarding the controversial Treasury bond scam, currently acts as an advisor to the Ministry of Finance on the Central Bank.

Mahendran is a regular attendee of the meeting the Finance Minister holds every Tuesday and Thursday with Governor of the Central Bank Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Dr. R H S Samaratunga, Secretary to the Treasury, and R. Paskaralingam, Advisor to the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs. When Coomaraswamy was appointed Governor of the Central Bank this meeting was held each Monday and Thursday at 5 pm on July, August and September. The dates later changed to Tuesday and Thursday and the last meeting was held on January 6, 2017 at 11 am.

During that meeting Mahendran advised Coomaraswamy on the decisions that should be taken by the Monetary Board, which is a violation of the Banking Act.

This is a disastrous situation and we believe that you must show your commitment to good governance by action and not by mere words.

Your Excellency, if Mahendran is still in a position to advise and influence the Monetary Board, the people of Sri Lanka will surely think that the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry which you will appoint will be another ploy to buy time. Thus we sincerely believe that you would immediately prevent Mahendran from communicating with the Treasury as a coordinator to the Ministry of Finance.

Yours sincerely,

Ven Ulapone Sumangala Thera,                       Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon,
Chairman – ACF                                                    Advisor – ACF

10 Responses to “Regarding Arjuna Mahendran acting as an advisor to the Finance Ministry”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    SRILANKA IS A UNIQUE COUNTRY.

    THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, I REPEAT, THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, WHERE A ROBBER BARON, WHO LITERALLY CLEANED OUT THE CENTRAL BANK OF ITS FINANCES IN COMPLICIT WITH HIS SON-IN-LAW, AS PER SENSATIONAL NEWS IN THE MEDIA, IS HONOURED, AND A RED CARPET ROLLED OUT TO HIM, AND BEGGED OF HIM TO **COME AS AN ADVISOR**,TO THE FINANCE MINISTRY, BY NO OTHER PERSON THAN THE PRIME MINISTER, WHO IS HIS ERST-WHILE COLLEAGUE AND SINAPOREAN MANGO FRIEND.

    THE SOUGHT AFTER ADVISE, IS TO LEARN, HOW TO COMMIT GRAND LARCENY AND DIVERT THE FINANCE MINISTRY MONEY INTO **PRIVATE POCKETS** OF THE ROBBER BARONS. SRILANKA WILL BE RUINED.

    THE WORLD IS PERCEIVED TO BELIEVE THAT THE PRIME MINISTER IS UNDER SEVERE HALLUCINATIONS, AND THE PRESIDENT IS BRAIN DEAD. FOLLOW THE MONKEY ADVICE:- **see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil***

    SRILANKS ARE DUMB-FOUNDED.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    WELL SAID, Susantha!

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    The FOXES are mind the HEN HOUSE!

    The PARAGATHI Winunanasinghe is LOOTING the Central Bank and the Idiot President is preaching g “Good Governance”!

    Only in Sri Lanka will these kinds of NADAGAMA be TOLERATED!

    BASTILLE DAY is COMING! Prepare to be GUILLOTINED!

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    Why?

    Because he has the LOOT!!!

    For Run-nil to get his share of the LOOT, he has to remain friendly.

    Otherwise Arjun runs with the LOOT to Endia (not Singapore).

  5. Ananda-USA Says:

    What a pair: a PARA-GATHI AGA-MATHI and a PANA-NATHI JANA-PATHI!

    The PARAGATHI AGAMATHI LOOTS the Central Bank in broad daylight,
    and the PANANATHI JANAPATHI sings hossanas to the Yamapalanaya!

    The PANANATHI JANAPATHI should instruct the Attorney General to IMMEDIATELY ARREST Arjun and his baana Aloysius and hold them in CUSTODY, and IMPOUND their Accounts and Assets, pending completion of the Bond Scam Investigation.

    The POTENTIAL FINANCIAL LOSS to the Nation is TOO GREAT to do OTHERWISE!

    SHUTTING the BARN DOOR months later, long after the HORSE has been spirited away is GROSS NEGLIGENCE!

    If the PANANATHI JANAPATHI fails to that as his DUTY demands, he should be IMPEACHED for DERELICTION of DUTY and GROSS INCOMPETENCE!

  6. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    ITS NOT PANA NATHI…. IT IS P*** NATHI SLY FOX. ONLY NOW HE IS APPOINTING **A SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY. WHY NOW ? WHY SO LONG ? IS HE A SLY FOX ALSO WANTING A COUPLE OF HENS, OR IS HE BRAIN DEAD ? DISGUSTING. HE IS FULLY COMPLICIT WITH THE ROBBER BARONS. HALELLUJAH.

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    The CURSE of the SL economy – Mahendran, his SIL Arjun Alosyus, Paskaralingam – finance ministry advisor, Ravi Karupiah (finance minister).

    What is COMMON in all of them?

    That’s right!

    WHY?

    Because the LTTE Rump (having lost the military battle) want to WIN the economic war.

  8. Ananda-USA Says:

    Oi Katussa (Lorenzo-swamy),

    “Because the LTTE having lost the War wants to win the economic war” … you PIOUSLY INTONE as an INNOCENT bystander perhaps?

    NO WAY IN HELL!

    You helped the EELAMISTS to join hands with other minorities and DESTROY the only defensive shield we had ….. the MR/UPFA GOSL that reunified Sri Lanka and was protecting it and developing the nation as never before in modern history of our country! We will NEVER FORGET your kavadi-dances up and down the aisles at LankaWeb!

    And NOW you are offering us MORE HOMILIES?

    BUGGER-OFF Katussa (Lorenzo-swamy) …. go and finish your PhD in Kovil Management; POOSARI job awaits!

  9. Ananda-USA Says:

    Pal Horu KALLIYAK!

    However much we tell this PANA-NATHI JANA-PATHI that his PARA-GATHI AGA-MATHI robbed the CENTRAL BANK in broad daylight by his foreign bank robbing pal, he is allowing that FOREIGN THIEF to cover his tracks, and further CONNIVE in stealing national funds, and to draw a pay at the STATE’S expense!

    Meanwhile, Wimal Weerawansa is arrested and remanded PENDING investigation of his alleged misuse of govt vehicles!

    Why is Arjun Mahendran, at the least, not treated in EXACTLY the SAME WAY as Wimal?

    Why is the man who LOOTED the CENTRAL BANK of a sum of money that is SO LARGE that affects the ability of the nation to service the National Debt STILL not only FREE, but is EMPLOYED by the Government as a TRUSTED ADVISOR to the PARA-GATHI AGA-MATHI??

    Why is Arjun Mahendran, and his sidekick relative Aloysius, NOT IN PRISON pending investigation and prosecution?

    It is reported that Aloysius is buying large amounts of real estate and businesses with his STOLEN LOOT!

    Why has the PANA-NATHI JANA-PATHI Ayooooo Sirisena not ordered their FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS to be IMPOUNDED, and their ASSETS HELD IN CUSTODY, until they are prosecuted and a determination made by the courts on their guilt? When a Pal Hora is caught with the goods, why is there still insufficient evidence to prosecute and DOUBT about his guilt?

    Why is the PANA-NATHI JANA-PATHI not discharging his BOUNDEN DUTY to protect the ASSETS of the PEOPLE of Sri Lanka?

    Are you DEAF and BLIND, or you merely in CAHOOTS with them also, and running for cover?

    ACT NOW and ACT FIRMLY to PROSECUTE all of these THIEVES, and RECOVER the STOLEN WEALTH of the Sri Lankan People!

    We, the People of Sri Lanka, will hold you PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for your FAILURE to ACT, and ACT FAST!

  10. Lorenzo Says:

    USA,

    I DID NOT help any Elamist in anyway. I only worked with Singhala people and MODERATE Tamils.

    VP was the LTTE leader from 1975 to 2009.
    KP is the LTTE leader since 2009.

    At the 2015 election KP was NOT with Sira.

    I was FIRECELY OPPOSED to the LTTE leader (KP).

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