‘I would be fully vindicated in time to come’ – Cabraal
January 23, 2015 10:12 am
Expressing disappointment at the wide publicity generated for the “charges” against him, former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal today said he is confident that attempts to “vilify and discredit” him would be unsuccessful, and he would be “fully vindicated” in time to come.
He was referring to the recent complaints made to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption pertaining to his conduct as the Central Bank chief and the media reports that his passport has be “seized” by the CIABOC, in order to ensure he remains in Sri Lanka.
“In this connection, I wish to state that I have served the Central Bank and the country conscientiously, professionally and diligently, thereby contributing significantly to the major improvements in the Sri Lankan economy in the past 8 ½ years of my tenure as the Governor.”
“In that background, I am deeply disappointed at the wide publicity that has been generated for the ‘charges’ contained in the complaints, as well as the other scurrilous stories that have been deviously placed in various websites and social media,” Cabraal said in a statement.
The former Central bank Governor said he believes the true position will emerge once a proper understanding of the matters at issue are known to the public, and therefore he is confident that the “current attempt to vilify and discredit” him would be unsuccessful, and he would be “fully vindicated” in time to come.
Cabraal also stated that since resigning from the position of Governor on 9th January 2015, he has vacated the Governor’s official residence by 15th January 2015 and have since moved to a private residence in Colombo, “having no intention of leaving the country.”