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Mahendran’s extradition request reaches Singapore AG

Sri Lanka Government’s request to extradite former Sri Lanka Central Bank  Governor Arjuna Mahendran has reached the Singapore Attorney General’s Chambers(AGC) and is currently in consideration.

President Maithripala Sirisena on 6 September signed the final documents for the extradition of  Mahendran.

The final documents amounting to  21,000 pages were handed over by the Attorney General’s department to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence of Sri Lanka for  authentication and transmission to the Government of Singapore.

Arjuna Mahendran, a Singapore national of Sri Lankan origin, was accused in 2015 of passing sensitive information to his bond-dealer son-in-law Arjun Aloysius, to make millions in undue profits.

Mahendran had been indicted in June before the Permanent High Court at Bar for causing losses of over US$11 million to the state.