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* Speaker convenes a party leaders meeting to discuss debate on bond commission report
Sat, Jan 6, 2018, 10:17 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 06, Colombo: Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has invited all party leaders to a meeting on Tuesday to determine a date for the parliamentary debate on the bond commission report.

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Bond Issuance of the Central Bank appointed to probe the allegations of corrupt practices and misdeeds during the period 2015 and 2016 handed over its 1257 pages long final report to the President on December 30, 2017.

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) of which Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is the main party has requested for a debate in Parliament to discuss the findings in the report according to the UPFA General Secretary Minister Mahinda Amaraweera.

The Joint Opposition and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) have also called for a parliamentary debate immediately to discuss the recommendations of the report.

The parliament is scheduled to convene on 23 January for the first time in the new year.

Considering the requests made by the main political parties in parliament, the Speaker has convened a party leaders meeting on Tuesday. A date to debate the bond commission report in parliament will then be announced.


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