Move to skip bond report debate on sub judice: SLPP

5 February 2018 09:27 pm - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today there was a plan by the government to sidestep the parliamentary debate on the bond commission report by saying the matter was sub judice.

SLPP Chairman G.L. Peiris said the government had repeatedly attempted to block the debate on bond commission report.

He said the President received the report on December 30, last year.

“After a long delay, the report was released on January 17, 2018 with something strange happening on February 2. A 'B' report was filed in the Magistrate’s Court on Arjuna Mahendran, Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena with Court preventing the alienation of their properties to any third party. There is a plan to raise the sub judice issue in Parliament to prevent the debate from taking place. The argument is that the matter is now in court and therefore the debate is not possible. This is absolute nonsense,” he told a news briefing.

Prof. Peiris said the debate was about a wide ranging report prepared by a presidential commission in which two Supreme Court judges sat.

“If the debate was dissolved for sub judice reason, then any matter of public importance may be avoided from being debated in Parliament by simply filing a B report in a magistrate’s court,” he said and added that it was the duty of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to allow the debate to proceed.

He said the government tried from the beginning to dilute the gravity of the bond report by coupling it up with the PRECIFAC report and pointed out that the arrest of Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena without the arrest of former Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran is similar to ‘Hamlet without the Prince’. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  Comments - 16

  • Saman Monday, 05 February 2018 09:53 PM

    You and your big boss talk big but when there's a important debate or vote no where to find them.

    REYNOLD ABEYKOON Monday, 05 February 2018 09:56 PM


    Ravi Monday, 05 February 2018 10:54 PM

    Absolutely correct.

    Freddy Yong Tuesday, 06 February 2018 09:58 AM

    Apply the old adage - 'empty vessels make the biggest noise.

    Mandy Monday, 05 February 2018 10:52 PM

    Big talk now but was a mouse when Sajin Vaas - just an MP - ran the Foreign Ministrywhile he was "Minister." What a delapitated hypocrite.

    Aku Monday, 05 February 2018 11:52 PM

    We want certain murderers and people who stole our money first - starting with the man who stole tsunami funds and his family... You have made much too and should be looked into...

    DJ Tuesday, 06 February 2018 12:19 AM

    For your info dear GL, the bond case was published right along in the daily press. We the public know exactly what has transpired. Debating this in parliament will not serve anyone bit your egos. Best is push for the legal system to act and charge those responsible. By the way where we're you when the EPF was robbed during the MR regime !

    surath Tuesday, 06 February 2018 04:04 AM

    This filthy currupt GL the boru professor must be roasted in kerosine oil and dumped in the kalu ganga with MR and GOta

    lion Tuesday, 06 February 2018 05:30 AM

    One of the learned dirtiest character in politics of Srilanka.

    Yeti Tuesday, 06 February 2018 06:28 AM

    Your boss is the number one 'skipper'!!!

    DR Himali De Silva Tuesday, 06 February 2018 06:55 AM

    Who appointed the bond scam criminals by signing the appointment letters.

    PC Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:35 AM

    Who appointed all those who have cases against them in the previous government?

    Pradeep Tuesday, 06 February 2018 09:20 AM

    Are you a doctor ? would you take the responsibility if a nurse inject wrong medicine to a patient which prescribed by you ?

    Mahinda Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:39 AM

    Mr GL Commissions appointed in the past were vanished even without publishing them along with those files .We are lucky to get this report published and initiated legal action. Revert your brain to get cleared the picture and not crying as a winded doll

    roshan Tuesday, 06 February 2018 09:22 AM

    This old man is sleeping and doesnt seem to read newsfeeds...

    karsha Tuesday, 06 February 2018 01:30 PM


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