Many individuals attempted to continue with former Governor of the Central Bank Arjun Mahendran in that position but he had to abandon the post due to pressure from the general public, civil organizations and political parties said the Information Secretary of the JVP Vijitha Herath and added that they would not give a clean certificate to the Governor chosen by the government either.
Mr. Herath made these observations when journalists questioned him today (3rd) regarding the readiness of the government to appoint Dr. Indrajith Kumaraswamy as the Governor of the Central Bank.
Speaking further Mr. Vijitha Herath said, “We cannot take a decision taking into account statements made by companies where he served that state he was an independent person. We will have to take a decision considering his future practice and how he serves as the Governor of the Central Bank.
Former Governor Arjun Mahendran was accused of several offences. Many individuals attempted to continue with him as the Governor of Central Bank. However, he had to leave the post at the end. We cannot give a clean character certificate to the new Governor. Serving as an independent person he had made various views regarding the economy, welfare, privatization etc. They were views expressed by him as an independent individual. However, he is the Governor of the Central Bank now. We have to study how he acts in his new position.
He has served in the Central Bank earlier. He has served for the Commonwealth and several institutions and companies. They belong to his past. We could come to a correct assessment about him only when he serves as the Governor of the Central Bank.