Sri Lankan governor ‘on leave’ during government inquiry

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CBSL governor Arjuna Mahendran

Arjuna Mahendran is taking a period of leave from his post as governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) as the government conducts an inquiry into Treasury bond issuance.

The news was confirmed by the central bank in a short statement today, while the monetary board had designated P Samarasiri as senior deputy governor, meaning he will lead the institution for the time being.

The inquiry concerns Treasury bond sales conducted by the central bank, after opposition parties in Sri Lanka call

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