COPE report on CBSL Bond Issue – Handunnetti walks away following UNP interference

COPE report on CBSL Bond Issue – Handunnetti walks away following UNP interference

COPE report on CBSL Bond Issue – Handunnetti walks away following UNP interference

Written by Staff Writer

24 Oct, 2016 | 6:19 pm

COPE ( Committee on Public Enterprises) Chairman MP Sunil Handunnetti has left the committee meeting held in Parliament today, Monday October 24, advising the members to appoint an interim chairman.

The COPE committee met at the parliamentary complex today to discuss amendments put forward by a group of committee members to the draft report of the COPE Chairman on the controversial Central Bank bond issue.

REASON?

According to Handunnetti, the UNP group in COPE had continued to amend the draft report while most members unanimously approved it.

Sunil Handunnetti alleged that the UNP group had also attempted to influence the Auditor General to change the conclusions that he had reached, as noted in the draft report. MP Handunnetti said, such a request could not be made and that the opposition of the group could be noted.

Furthermore, he noted that he could not continue to function as Chairman in such a backdrop and had notified the members to appoint an interim chairman of their choice.

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