Forensic audit report on CB scam submitted to COPE

The forensic audit report on the Central Bank treasury bond scam has been submitted to the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE).

COPE Chairman Sunil Handunetti said the report had been received by the committee.

Handunetti said that the committee will now decide when to submit it to Parliament.

The Attorney General has opined that the findings in the reports, annexes and exhibits should be treated as having the potential to be evidence in investigations and ongoing and future legal actions and access should be limited to those who have statutory authority to access them while emphasizing that the recipients maintain confidentiality in respect of the contents of the reports in order to avoid any possible prejudicial effect on investigations and ongoing and future litigation.

The Attorney General has further informed that once the reports and related documents have been fully considered, any extracts thereof which can be disseminated in the public domain without prejudice to investigations.

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