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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that he will provide his fullest support to the investigations pertaining to the bond commission inquiry.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that he will provide his fullest support to the investigations pertaining to the bond commission inquiry. The premier pointed out that he assisted in the inquiry ever since the first accusations were leveled. Issuing a special statement he pointed out that a special committee headed by Minister Thilak Marapana has been appointed to inquire into as to whether any UNP members are also faced with the accusations. The premier cites that Perpetual Treasuries has benefited by illegally earning 9.2 billion rupees through the bond scam. He explained that since the Central Bank that comes under the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs falls under his purview, 12 billion rupees of Perpetual Treasuries have already been withheld. Thereby, it is possible to recover the 9.2 billion rupees alleged to be defrauded. He highlighted the fact that when the allegations surfaced the government did not sweep it under the carpet, but conducted investigations in three stages. No previous government has displayed such a level of transparency.