One cope report including dissenting views: Sujeewa

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Member of the Parliamentary oversight committee COPE, and State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Semasinghe Senasinghe said there would be only one COPE Report, which would be presented to Parliament by COPE Chairman Sunil Handunetti, with the comments of different or dissenting views of a number of other members.

He admitted that there was an issue of Conflict of Interest, if and when one of the primary dealers, Perpetual Treasuries, among 17 other dealers registered with the Central Bank, had earned an unusual and un-proportional profit in the bond market because this particular company was managed by the son-in-law of former CB Governor Arjuna Mahendran.

State Minister Senasinghe addressing the weekly Cabinet news briefing at the Parliament complex said yesterday the UNP in anyway did not attempt to save any individual or establishment involved in the bond scam or sweep it under the carpet.

“But the objective was to go to the bottom of the scandal and tell the public the absolute truth on the issue,” COPE member and State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Semasinghe said.

“There will be only one COPE report and we try our best to submit it to Parliament within this week. There are no dissenting reports as suggested by certain media and the Joint Opposition. The FCID, CID and the Bribery Commission are free to open a formal inquiry, if the COPE Report incriminated any individual or establishment over the bond issue and huge profits recorded by the Perpetual Treasuries in such a short period of time. We support fully such an action,” he added. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

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  • Lamborgine Mans Thursday, 27 October 2016 12:50 PM

    Lies, lies and damn lies..,,

    Yahapalaka Thursday, 27 October 2016 01:17 PM

    This certainly is the beginning of the end for these deceivers. The public is well aware how these yahapalana MPs made a final but futile attempt to save "their" men, going to such a low level as to insult senior public servants who are doing their duty conscientiously.

    JJ Thursday, 27 October 2016 04:24 PM

    Only big lies from this government

    Cheers Thursday, 27 October 2016 05:54 AM

    Eat a banana and choke yourself for the lies and trying to protect the biggest bank robbers and the UNP

    spirit Thursday, 27 October 2016 06:28 AM

    Why you need to analyse reports from 1998? Don' t fool the public.

    Premalal Thursday, 27 October 2016 06:37 AM

    You and your party has really gone to the bottom in ascertaining the truth in this matter. It looks like that the truth you found is stranger than fiction and you are stuck in the bottom with it. We the stupid voters cannot even recognise you sir from the time of the election. It is certainly not a long way to the bottom. Very sad.

    Anja Thursday, 27 October 2016 06:45 AM

    it is up to kaduwela people this kind of peoples path via DM Android App

    Citizen Thursday, 27 October 2016 07:20 AM

    The beginning of the end for this govt which promised to wipe out corruption.

    Bingo Thursday, 27 October 2016 08:07 AM

    Still trying to save the masters?

    Silva Thursday, 27 October 2016 09:09 AM

    After coming to power waiting for so many years in the opposition is this the first thing you do? And now trying to protect the wrong doers? Sir best way out of this is to punish the theives on your side. So people will know that UNP means business.

    Asanka Thursday, 27 October 2016 09:09 AM

    C'mon just accept it. By now the whole country knows how incompetent your government is. So there's nothing to hide.

    RM Thursday, 27 October 2016 09:23 AM

    Will most of the readers who made the above comments have to hide their faces in shame tomorrow.

    dickie bird Thursday, 27 October 2016 09:32 AM

    Why from 1997?? Why not from 1987?Live in the present times Sujeewa. We want to know what happened in 2015

    Talib Thursday, 27 October 2016 09:45 AM

    Lovely Pic, laughing all the way to the bank.

    Matipahana Thursday, 27 October 2016 09:47 AM

    Lies are becoming less and less effective unless with public who are ready to be deceived.

    Hubert Thursday, 27 October 2016 09:47 AM

    Public are ignorant as they have listened to JO clear from the above comments. we know who was involved

    Kaboos Thursday, 27 October 2016 10:37 AM

    General public are very intelligent . The people who were ignorant on bond issue now they know all scenario . You cant fool any more.


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