Relevant Hansard extracts (see Exhibits 1 and 2) show that MP Gunawardena was wrong on two counts – on the report and on the language of translation.
Report: MP Sumanthiran did not raise any issue with the Bond Commission Report; he only raised an issue with the PRECIFAC report being provided exclusively in Sinhala.
Language of translation: MP Sumanthiran did not insist on Sinhala and Tamil translation of the PRECIFAC report (which is in Sinhala), but on either an English or a Tamil translation.
Since MP Gunawardena makes an accusation that is at odds with the record, we classified his statement as BLATANTLY FALSE.
This is an extract from a fact check published on @factchecklka Facebook page on November 14, 2019 (factcheck.lk). For the extended write-upplease see: www.factcheck.lk.