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Mahendran’s extradition status: AG writes to Singapore

By Lahiru Pothmulla  

The Attorney General (AG) provided a note of clarification on Friday (4) to the Singapore Attorney General on Sri Lanka’s extradition request of Arjuna Mahendran in the Bond Scam case, said AG’s Co-ordinating Secretary Nishara Jayaratne. 

Meanwhile, the AG on Friday has also informed the Justice Secretary that Sri Lanka’s extradition request of Arjuna Mahendran is pending and clarification was sent to the Singapore AG.

The Attorney General (AG)

However, speaking to The Sunday Morning earlier in the evening, Cabinet Spokesperson and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said there was no update on the Attorney General’s (AG) report on Arjuna Mahendran’s extradition status, though the Justice Minister on Wednesday (2) said it was due “in one or two days”.

Rambukwella said: “I have not got anything yet. I think the Justice Ministry has made a request for a report from the AG.”

Justice Minister Ali Sabry in Parliament on Wednesday (2) said that a report on the extradition status of former Central Bank Governor Mahendran was due from the AG within two days.

“I will get it today or tomorrow. I will make a statement about the report, with the approval of the Speaker. I heard there is a development,” he said, responding to a question by MP Lakshman Kiriella.