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Members who had allegations can't be in COPE: Mahindananda

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Joint Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage yesterday alleged that the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) members who had allegations of engaging in telephone conversations with Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius during the Central Bank bond scam investigations, had been reappointed despite pleas not to do so.

He told parliament that they had requested the Speaker not to reappoint such members as their allegations had been proved before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the bond scam.

"We have made a complaint against them in the bribery commission and an investigation is underway," he said.

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said it was unethical to reappoint those members with allegations to the COPE and added that members free of fraud and corruption charges should be appointed to the COPE.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said he took up the matter in the party leaders meeting and that the government informed him that it was not hoping to remove them as their allegations had not been proved. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • Janaya Friday, 25 May 2018 08:30 AM

    Is there hope for you?

    J.M. Jaleel Khan (Nawalapitiya) Friday, 25 May 2018 12:18 PM

    For him and for his dam boss, no more place life time.

    Jayantha Friday, 25 May 2018 08:33 AM

    This moroon has 5 bribery cases in the magistrate courts and should be in the prison

    dulan Friday, 25 May 2018 08:45 AM

    Then none of you can join COPE! can I apply as I have no allegations?

    Jude Friday, 25 May 2018 08:46 AM

    So Aluthgamage, that means half the lankan population cannot be members of COPE !!!??

    Jude Perera Friday, 25 May 2018 10:16 AM

    Aluthgamage and Weerawansa will be the Chief of robbers and their names should be highlighted.

    yahiya Friday, 25 May 2018 08:57 AM

    Allegation , corruption

    Unchikun Friday, 25 May 2018 08:57 AM

    Going further, people who have allegations of fraud and corruption need to be banded from public office. How is that mister?

    Michael Friday, 25 May 2018 08:59 AM

    Here comes 1st confirmation. Ex Minister of Sports. 1M Donation fm PTL.

    A.M. Peter Silva (Nawalapitiya) Friday, 25 May 2018 10:14 AM

    Ex-sports minister Aluthgamage played out 8.5 million only re-doing digging again and again the Jayatillake Grounds in Nawalapitiya. Has he forgotten that?

    roshan Friday, 25 May 2018 01:01 PM

    in that case thus mahindananad cannot be a MP also if measured by the level of looting

    Don Friday, 25 May 2018 09:07 AM

    Mahindananda and Dayasiri are pointing their fingers while standing in front of a mirror.

    Jal Perera Friday, 25 May 2018 10:10 AM

    Both are the dam culprits played out in billions along with Mahinda those days.

    TJ Friday, 25 May 2018 09:32 AM

    Why not? If they can sit as MPs and ministers?

    M.R. Meeripane [Ex-Snr. Auditor] Friday, 25 May 2018 10:18 AM

    Oh my God it comes from a Genuine Politician who comes to the Parliament still with his old push bike. Ha..ha..ha.... how about the Jewellery shops he owns at the BIA.

    H.R. Hameed Lebbe Friday, 25 May 2018 10:20 AM

    Mahinananda honestly tell us how many millions does MR pays you monthly for your dirty mouth.

    Arjuna Ranawana Friday, 25 May 2018 11:09 AM

    I am very clean gentlemen.?

    Sincere Friday, 25 May 2018 11:12 AM

    If it is so, then surely you cannot COPE up!!

    Ceylon Friday, 25 May 2018 02:05 PM

    Must not be in parliment too.you too presently under bail.

    Ceylon Friday, 25 May 2018 02:06 PM

    Big talkers are the biggest thieves.

    Ceylon Friday, 25 May 2018 02:09 PM

    Thus man has two multy million $ homes in lindon.3rd one gave to ex wife for devorce settlement.bring back these stolen money to lankan people.

    Buddhist Friday, 25 May 2018 03:09 PM

    When a person who has corruption allegations, not only allegations but cases have been filed and out on bail can sit in the Parliament as an MP, persons with allegations only can sit in the COPE nothing wrong about it.

    lost lankan Friday, 25 May 2018 04:01 PM

    Chair of personal economics (COPE) is talking

    Citizen Friday, 25 May 2018 06:26 PM

    Can they be in Parliament?What ethics do these guys have?

    Dee Friday, 25 May 2018 08:56 PM

    Yes you are correct. They have a place in the JO.

    Wise Donkey Friday, 25 May 2018 10:04 PM

    Finding a clean one is as hard as finding a virgin actress in business..............


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