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Parliament to debate forensic audit report on Bond Scam in Feb.

Parliament to debate forensic audit report on Bond Scam in Feb.

January 28, 2020   05:11 pm

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The Committee on Parliamentary Business after lengthy deliberation has agreed to allocate February 18 and 19, for the debate on the Forensic Audit Report regarding the issuance of Treasury Bonds by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

Opposition MPs had requested that two days be allocated for the debate on the Forensic Audit Report regarding the issuance of Treasury Bonds by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) during the First Sitting Week of Parliament in February 2020 as it was raised on the floor of the House, when the same was tabled by the Speaker.

It was discussed that the Sinhalese and Tamil translations of the Forensic Audit Report regarding the issuance of Treasury Bonds by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) are required to be tabled in Parliament before the debate, a release said. 

MPs have argued that the English copy of the Forensic Audit would be sufficient for the debate, the Department of Communication of the Parliament said. 

The Speaker stated that it would be practically difficult to provide translations of the said Forensic Audit Report as it consists of thousands of pages and it takes much time for this purpose. 

It was also requested that a hard copy of the Forensic Audit which was tabled in English language in the House on Tuesday, be made available to the Members of Parliament before 05th of February 2020 since the CD containing the Report does not permit for printing.

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