By Shyam Nuwan Ganewatta and Sarath Dharmasena
The presidential commission of inquiry probing the treasury bond scams has summoned Public Enterprises Development Minister Kabir Hashim and Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama to give evidence before it today.
Minister Samarawickrama is the UNP Chairman, Hashim the party’s General Secretary.
It was revealed before the commission that Hashim and Samarawickrama had been present at a meeting held at the Central Bank on Feb 26, 2015, a day before the first bond transaction at question took place. Hashim was the then Highways Minister and Samarawickrama a consultant to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.