The Secretary to the President should be summoned to the party leaders’ meeting today (10th) and asked why the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Bond Issuance of the Central Bank and 34 reports of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate and inquire into serious acts of fraud, corruption and abuse of power, state resources and privileges to parliament today informed the Chief Whip of the Opposition and Leader of the JVP Anura Dissanayaka.
According to the decision taken at the party leaders’ meeting held yesterday (9th) the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had taken measures to inform the President to make available the reports to parliament today. However, the President had informed the Speaker that the reports could not be made available today but they could be made available next week.
When Parliament met today the Speaker informed this to Parliament Mr. Dissanayaka stood up and said the President has been given three copies each of the reports and the Secretary to the President should be asked why a copy each couldn’t be made available to Parliament. He said making available copies of the reports to parliament is the responsibility of the President.
The Speaker said a copy each of the reports has been sent to the Central bank and another to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption. At this, Mr. Dissanayaka said a copy should have been made available to parliament before it was sent to the Bribery Commission.
Mr. Dissanayaka said the move to delay making available reports to parliament is due to the forthcoming local government election and added that there was a scheme to delay the debate on the reports until the local government election process has been concluded.