(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Finance Minster Ravi Karunanayake yesterday alleged that high-ranking officers at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, were leaking sensitive information to the media.
He refuted the claims by a weekend newspaper that he had proposed an ‘outsider’ as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, saying – ‘That matter was not taken up at the meeting.’
“I would like to know who passed on this misinformation to the media,” the Finance Minister said. “This is not the first time this has happened.”
He said an inquiry was pending into the issue – “Only five Monetary Board members were present at the meeting. I request the Speaker to immediately inquire into this matter.”
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya promised to bring the matter to the attention of the Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy.