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Former President name was used following directive from PDD

The Government printer G.K.D. Liyanage stated that the decision to issue the controversial gazette on a bond auction with the name of the former President was taken following a directive from the Public Debt Department (PDD).

While referring to the extraordinary Gazette Notification No. 1895/19 with respect of the bond auction scheduled on 27, February 2015, she has stated that the gazette was issued on January 1, 2015. She has further stated that contents regarding the gazette were however provided by N.G.Y.C. Weerasinghe of the PDD in written on 18 November, 2016.

The PDD had then informed to go ahead with the name of the former President since 1 January, 2015 was previously selected as its date, Liyanage has said.

Printer was summoned before the CoI to provide a statement on Monday.

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