Sri Lankan police arrest former deputy governor

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Sri Lankan police arrested a former deputy governor of the country’s central bank on charges connected to the so-called “bond scam”, local media reported.

Paththinige Samarasiri was arrested today (March 25), along with four directors of a company accused of involvement in alleged malpractice connected with central bank-issued bonds. The five arrested men were remanded in custody until April 5, the Sunday Times in Sri Lanka newspaper reported.

Samarasiri was promoted to one of three deputy

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