Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told The Nation that despite President Maithripala Sirisena having wanted him to secure the resignation of troubled Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, he (Ranil) had told the President that Mahendran had already been cleared by a committee for investigation and the courts and therefore it would be wrong to ask him to resign.

Wickremesinghe however insisted that Perpetual Treasuries, the company run by Mahendran’s son-in-law, Arjuna Aloysius, which is at the heart of the bond saga will be investigated by a future government formed by his party.