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COPE Chairman and JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti, in his note with regard to the report on the Central Bank bond scam, urged the people, students and professionals to study it in-depth to understand who plundered public wealth and who covered up for them.

He told the House after presenting the report that COPE was assigned the arduous task of conducting inquiries into the irregularities in the controversial bond controversy. He said it was a highly responsible and complex task as Chairman and that it was more of an issue concerning the public finance administration of the country.

"There was a discussion in the public domain whether it would be possible to expose the fraudsters and bring them to book and whether a proper report would be presented to Parliament," Mr. Handunnetti said.

He said though the task was complex and challenging, COPE was able to finalise the report with a novel political experience.

"Sovereign rights of the people are implemented through Parliament. Inquiring into the bond issue is the exercise of such rights of the people," Mr. Handunnetti said adding that the finalisation of the report was a historic moment and a victory for those who clamoured for an anti corruption drive.

A total of 15 MPs from the JVP, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) from the government and the joint opposition have signed the report which was submitted separately without footnotes while the report with footnotes was signed by the nine MPs from the United National Party (UNP). (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 11

  • Iran Saturday, 29 October 2016 05:26 PM

    Selvyn ,pls don't reproduce!! We are sick of once with horns

    dd Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:55 PM

    Why did you recommended AG. WRONG DEAR.. via DM Android App

    Hiran Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:06 AM

    I doubt this Mahendran and his robber gang could find guilty as per our existing laws. We need to bear in mind that these robbers are white collar, intellectuals with sophisticated knowledge in manipulation of existing laws. However, the legislature could amend or introduce laws with retrospective effects to penalise this robbers.

    gobbaya Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:10 AM

    one side used blind patriotism and raped my country.the other side used good governance and raped my country.i weep for my country.... via DM Android App

    Selvyn Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:47 AM

    According to JVP no one can come to conclusion. Then it shows one sided. It must be proved in judiciary via DM Android App

    Jude Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:56 AM

    I am curious to know how PM RW going to come on top after he referred the Bond debacle to AG !!??? Interesting to note that high finance deal's are very hard to get conviction due to complex nature of the subject deals !!?? My hunch is, These are Victimless Crimes!!!!??

    Citizen Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:56 AM

    Is there a name by Ranil Wickramasinghe via DM Android App

    Selvyn Saturday, 29 October 2016 11:02 AM

    After all JVP is also a political party with their ambitious agenda. They are good talkers to impress their the public via DM Android App

    Daham Saturday, 29 October 2016 12:26 PM

    Tamil National Alliance (TNA) members in the COPE should be garlanded as they wanted justice to be done even going against Mahendran where as the behaviour of foot note UNPers should be condemned.

    DGee Saturday, 29 October 2016 12:30 PM

    In democracy 60% is clear majority to approve.But PM seem to go through Attorney General and use may be legal jargon to defeat it when whole country including majority UNPers know that it has been a corrupt deal based on information over the past 18 months or so.We will watch.

    Shelly. Saturday, 29 October 2016 03:00 PM

    The footnotes were the most important section. UNP knows how to manage everything everywhere. Our votes casted last year had not gone in vain. via DM Android App

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