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Let MPs talk to Prez Secy: Anura tells Speaker

8 June 2018 03:50 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to give an opportunity to MPs to discuss with Presidential Secretary Austin Fernando the Bond Commission reports.

“There were reports that Perpetual Treasuries Ltd. Owner Arjun Aloysius had given money to 118 MPs but that some 166 individuals had cashed cheques received from him. The debate on this matter is ongoing and we need to gather more information,” he said and asked the Speaker about the progress in getting all sections of the Bond Commission reports sent to Parliament.

“You have said you got pages C350-360 of the reports. However, we need to know what had happened to pages C1-349. Therefore, we request you to arrange for the MPs to talk to the presidential secretary and get this contentious matter clarified,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 4

  • Jaliya Friday, 08 June 2018 07:55 AM

    Previous article read " Prez secretary hands over the bond report to the speaker " It appears that only about 0.3% of the report has made to the hands of the speaker. [and] it is not even clear that there are other sections as sec-A, sec-B to the report with the similar number of or more pages. Does any other entity [court or the bond commission] have another original copy ? Someone is playing a dangerous game with the tax payer in here.

    thilasiriwardana Friday, 08 June 2018 08:06 AM

    No body should attache too much importance to this old wilting fool of a man talking through his hat just to retain his portfolio. People are not fools. Both parties should ensure that young educated clean set of politicians are put forward and not old wilting half insane old buggers like long Johns are out for good. We will not vote for the UNP if old fools are kept back. We will also not vote for the SLFP as long as the old pohottuwa horu are given nominations and until they are caught and pu tto prison and money recovered.Lastly we the people would like to know the media personnel, news papers, social media etc who are spreading false baseless stories, to incite the people and these too should be exposed and their news papers and social web sites banned and the person who wrote false baseless stories should be exposed on TV and asked as to why they spread false stories and if not to prove withdocumentary evidence about the veracity of their accusations withregard to false news.

    Saman Friday, 08 June 2018 10:41 AM

    Even UNP can put forward a bill to justify the 118 MPs money, they will still win with majority.

    Gona Friday, 08 June 2018 06:16 PM

    Civil society is doing a good job in exposing irregularities but nobody to act on it . During MR time even that didn’t and couldn’t happen.so now it is important that all citizens of the country make their voices heard and don’t tolerate this thievery and lies uttered by the speaker who people had some respect.things are made worse by some media channels who have fallen to the depths of the gutter so now it is down to people to sift the lies from truth.the ‘Rajas’ need to be reigned in along with the one that wears the crown adding fuel to fire


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