Ministers Kabir Hashim and Malik Samarawickrema appear at the Bond Commission

Ministers Kabir Hashim and Malik Samarawickrema appear at the Bond Commission

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Development Kabir Hashim and Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrema were summoned to the Bond commission. Both of them arrived at the Commission this morning.
Minister Kabir Hashim said that he arrived at the Commission without hesitation in order to discharge their duties as citizens of the country. If an inquiry was being carried out it is their duty to support such a probe. They are duty bound to come if they are summoned at any time. He was queried as to why he attended a Central Bank meeting as Minister of Highways and Investment.
The Minister said that there were bills amounting to millions of rupees in his Ministry and which had not been paid by the previous Minister in charge of the Portfolio that is the former President. The treasury officials had summoned him to the Bank to seek cash as 18 million rupees was needed at that time. As such he went to seek the money.