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AG orders bond scam Forensic Audit report held back

22 January 2020 10:33 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The annexures of the Forensic Audit report conducted on the bond scam has been held back by Parliament following an order of the Attorney General, UNP MP Harsha de Silva told Parliament today.

Dr. de Silva said this is situation had arisen despite the ruling given by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to release the report to all MPs.

“ I understand that Central Bank had said in a letter not to release the annexures without the approval of Attorney General,” the MP said.

“The executive summary of the forensic audit report had revealed that Sri Lankan government had suffered losses exceeding Rs.10 billion through the bond issues made from 2005 to 2015. I don’t know whether annexures says something more. Therefore we want everything disclosed,” he said.

Government MP Kanchnana Wijesekera also called for the release of annexures saying government would be blamed for not releasing. “We cannot understand as to why the Speaker is holding back these details,” he said.(Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 6

  • G Das Wednesday, 22 January 2020 10:43 PM

    Come o Karu the honourable man get all the info public. The public needs to know the truth

    Sim Wednesday, 22 January 2020 11:41 PM

    Public money was spent for the Forensic Audit and the public should know what happened. Why is the AG wants it held back. Whom is he trying to safeguard?

    Kumar Thursday, 23 January 2020 12:45 AM

    This must be a new thing the parliament getting orders from the AG. Either it is a cover up or it exonerate somebody important.

    DJ Thursday, 23 January 2020 03:39 AM

    Can the AG order parliament? Here lies the joke

    Ram Thursday, 23 January 2020 05:17 AM

    AG cannot order Parliament but make a request only

    TJ Thursday, 23 January 2020 10:32 AM

    Is parliament subservient to the AG's department? Speaker should clarify.

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