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I proposed CB Governor’s name - Lakshman Yapa

Public Enterprise Development State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardane yesterday said that he will take the responsibility for any mistake done by Central Bank Indrajit Coomaraswamy since it was he who proposed his name for the Post of Central Bank Governor when he was the acting Finance Minister.  
“According to Article 12 of the Monetary Law Act of 1949 on appointment, remuneration of Governor of Central Bank, the Governor of the Central Bank shall be appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance,” the Minister Minister.  
The letter to propose Indrajith Coomaraswamy’s name for the post of Central Bank Governor was handed over to the President after a lengthy discussion with SLFP Ministers and lawyers Susil Premajayantha, Dilan Perera, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Faizer Mustapha.  
Speaking about the Central Bank Bond issue, the State Minister said the Commission report clearly identifies those responsible for the alleged theft and the people were also aware of those who were responsible for the “bank robbery”.  
He further added that necessary measures will be taken to punish the culprits of the Bond issue before 2020.