The joint opposition (JO) today called for a debate on the report of the parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) presented in Parliament this morning.
Joint opposition group leader Dinesh Gunawardane said the debate should be held before the budget. “We like to have a full day debate on the COPE report before the budget is presented," he said.
House Leader Lakshman Kiriella responding said a date for the debate would be set by the party leaders. “We are ready for a debate because there is nothing for us to be worried about," he said. (Yohan Perera and Kelum Bandara)