CB bond sales: Sujeewa ready to explain real situation

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Deputy Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said yesterday he was prepared to explain to any commission of inquiry how treasury bonds work and about the real situation with regard to the bond auction on February 2015.

He told Daily Mirror that he had studied about bonds during his tenure as a member of Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) chaired by former Minister D.E.W. Gunasekera and while being a member of COPE chaired by JVP MP Sunil Handunetti.

“The bond issue was first probed by COPE during the term of the previous parliament and I did a study about bond auctions and how they were bought and sold. Therefore I am able to explain the real situation at any commission of inquiry,” the deputy minister said.

He said the footnotes he and others wanted inserted in the COPE report were based on the facts unearthed during the study conducted by him and other members such as Dr. Harsha De Silva.

The deputy minister said he wondered why the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the bond sales had not summoned him so far and why his name had not been mentioned at any time during the inquiry.

He said the allegation that former MP Rosy Senanayake’s son had passed information gathered during the COPE inquiry to Perpetual Treasures Ltd owner Arjun Aloysius was utterly baseless. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 18

  • mahee Saturday, 16 September 2017 10:43 AM

    Liars are eagerly waiting for opportunities to enjoy with their only skillful art! Pity!!!

    lkboy Monday, 18 September 2017 09:55 AM

    Wasnt this guy in the "foot note brigade" ?

    HRKC Saturday, 16 September 2017 10:48 AM

    It is very important, the scope of investigations -quantifying the loss and legal action to recover it-, daily mirror had published a comprehensive article some time back. This investigation has become a stage drama to media, many who talk unaware of the technical background i believe.

    Premalal Saturday, 16 September 2017 10:55 AM

    Being such a smart guy please explain to the country why you sold your duty free permit and profited enormously at the expense of your poor countrymen. The duty free luxury vehicles by your own justification is vital for public service.

    Senewi Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:12 AM

    This man is trying to eat 'Parippu"

    kamal Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:14 AM

    So are you saying that, information in the book you wrote are wrong?

    Mahinda Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:28 PM

    You better first explain sale of official 'duty free' vehicle bought with public money. When is the Presidential inquiry on this?

    chandra Saturday, 16 September 2017 01:04 PM

    Dont worry real situation will come out. You did not mention anything what is surfacing now under your foot notes. Then how do you reveal the real situation via DM Android App

    Haramanis Saturday, 16 September 2017 02:20 PM

    Sujeewa! - the real situation has come and gone a long time ago!

    lanka Saturday, 16 September 2017 02:49 PM

    Deputy Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe, you do not have to educate the people of the commission of inquiry about how treasury bonds work and about the real situation with regard to the bond auction on February 2015. 'Little knowledge is dangerous'. All of you were trying to cover up the scam with your footnotes! Former MP Rosy Senanayake’s son passing information gathered during the COPE inquiry to Perpetual Treasures Ltd owner Arjun Aloysius is not a baseless, allegation and why are you worried about Rosy!

    Upul Saturday, 16 September 2017 04:24 PM

    What is there to explain? It is a plain and simple robbery of peoples EPF money.

    ranjit demel Saturday, 16 September 2017 04:46 PM

    my my looks like this joker has his ordinary levels.i know many who study but do not understand what they study,because they are idiots.

    Dhammika Saturday, 16 September 2017 05:19 PM

    The govt failed to explain to the public what really took place until it bacame a james BOND movie.

    daham Sunday, 17 September 2017 07:53 AM

    How can this man say Rosy's son didn't involve in this matter? Is he living with them?

    Mission Impossible Sunday, 17 September 2017 10:19 AM

    Dear Sir, Welcome to the Board, Please explain the loss/profit of the deal rather than legal matters. People are fed up of hearing political debates. Just explain the profit of this historical deal to SL Government.Good Luck

    Peter Sunday, 17 September 2017 07:52 PM

    Don't be hurry, they will call you soon because they may want some tuition from learn person like you, who authored the silly book Badumkare, do your home work before be there.

    Raga Monday, 18 September 2017 07:36 AM

    Please explain, the apartments that you received as gifts ... some say it was from Arjun Aloysius!!!

    LP Monday, 18 September 2017 08:11 AM

    Your expiry is over get ready to go to dustbin.

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