Parliament to meet for special session on bond report

Parliament will meet on Wednesday January 10 for a special session to debate the treasury bond report.

It has been decided to convene Parliament for the special session following a request made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the joint opposition and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) had also called for a debate in Parliament on the report of the President Commission which investigated the alleged treasury bond scam.

President Maithripala Sirisena had earlier assured tough action after the Presidential commission recommended steps be taken against former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and Perpetual Treasuries head Arjun Aloysius.

He said that the public suffered a loss of Rs. 11.5 billion as a result of the treasury bond deal.

The President had also said that Perpetual Treasuries had made profits over 11,145 million. (Colombo Gazette)