By Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana
New COPE Chairman Sunil Handunetti said yesterday COPE would summon officials of SriLankan airlines and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) next week.
- We will continue with our work despite the possible dissolution of Parliament during the first week of March
“We will continue with our work despite the possible dissolution of Parliament during the first week of March,” he said.
Mr. Handunnetti said COPE understood that directors and heads have not been appointed to some state institutions and this fact will be taken into consideration when deciding on who will be summoned during the next few days. He said COPE would also focus on the forensic audit of the Central Bank bond scam. “It is difficult to study this report as the anextures run into 10,000 pages but we will focus on it,” Mr. Handunnetti said. Revealing another decision taken at yesterday’s meeting, he said ministers who were members of COPE would not be allowed to attend meetings when it probes institutions that come under their respective ministries.