Journos who reported on COPE should be summoned: Sujeewa

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State Minister of International Trade and Development Strategies Sujeewa Senasinghe today suggested that all journalists who reported on the proceedings of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) should be summoned to Parliament to determine as to how information was leaked.

“There is no provision to report on the proceedings of COPE as it is not open to the media," he said. (Yohan Perera and Kelum Bandara)

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  • Soprano Saturday, 29 October 2016 05:19 PM

    He is 44 years old. May be he is younger compared with other MPs :)

    chandra Saturday, 29 October 2016 07:32 AM

    Why You got court order to coverup the issue. If jounors not surface this matter what would happen Wipe under the carpets. via DM Android App

    Jack Saturday, 29 October 2016 08:11 AM

    Dont kill the messenger....heshould be saying "lets bring the wrongdoers to justice not the journalists" Yes me to angry at the voters who elect ****** like this.

    ala Saturday, 29 October 2016 01:34 PM

    Don't send this type of people to parliament ever!! The president should take away the ministerial portfolio given to him. What can we expect of persons who sold the MP vehicle permit for cash . Shame on you.

    DGee Saturday, 29 October 2016 01:41 PM

    This is a very poor suggestion. Throughout the past news was leaking from the Cabinet, Committees etc and some were called Reporters.Why worry if there is any truth that would help the public to prepare. No smoke without a fire as they say.

    ara Saturday, 29 October 2016 02:26 PM

    they should be rewarded other wise these thieves would have put this under the carpet and we wouldnt have know anything

    Dammika Friday, 28 October 2016 08:20 PM

    Whoever Sujeewa is what he says is correct. When you really wisely think about it values of media reporting in present days doesn't serve any good for any society or the nation. They report things for their commercial benefits and personal gains only ....

    dd Friday, 28 October 2016 08:22 PM

    press freedom.. via DM Android App

    Praba Friday, 28 October 2016 08:59 PM

    I'm just angry with the voters wbo will bring you back to parliament at next election too.

    voter Saturday, 29 October 2016 05:07 PM

    By this suggestion the young politician is digging his own grave by trying to defend the rogues. Shame that we voted.


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