Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last week called on the Central Bank to submit details with regard to issuing of gazette notifications pertaining to the bond issues since 1999.

According to sources, the Prime Minister who is the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs under whose purview the Central Bank comes under, had called for the details on gazette notifications following reports of past practices where gazette notifications were issued in the final months of a year, for the bond issues of the following year.

According to sources, this process had been practiced since 1999.

During recent submissions to the Commission of Inquiry, the Government Printer had also made a similar revelation.