The Attorney General has directed the Acting IGP to obtain warrants to arrest former minister Ravi Karunanayake, former Governor of the Central Bank Arjun Mahendran, Arjun Aloysius, CEO of Perpetual Treasuries Kasun Palisena, former director of the Public Debt Department T. Sarathchandra and a few others today.

The Attorney General's Coordinating Secretary, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne stated that the warrant has been issued for the arrest of the suspects on charges of conspiracy, criminal misappropriation, cheating and market manipulation with regard to the bond auction in March 2016.