The ruling United National Party (UNP) today denied claims it was attempting to suppress the findings of the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) on the bond issue involving the Central Bank Governor.
State Minister of Child Development Rosy Senanayake said that the investigations by COPE into the bond issue was not over by the time Parliament was dissolved last Friday.
A member of the former COPE committee, Senanayake said that the committee was to meet again today to continue investigations on the bond allegations but Parliament was dissolved on Friday night and as a result COPE was also disbanded.
The opposition alleged that Parliament was dissolved as COPE had found that the Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran was guilty in relation to the treasury bond issue.
However Senanayake said that no one was found guilty at the time investigations by COPE had stopped with the dissolution of Parliament. (Colombo Gazette)