Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday (23) dismissed a claim made that former Minister Ravi Karunanayake was given a copy of the bond report. Further he confirmed that the Bond Commission report was only forwarded to the President’s office, Parliament, the Attorney General and the Central Bank.
When responding to questions asked by several MPs and statements made by the Campaign for Free and Fair Election Executive Director Keerthi Tennnekoon that the report was incomplete, the Speaker said the report had no missing pages and in itself a complete document. Opposition MP Chandrasiri Gajadeera too has asked the Speaker what action he would take if the presidential secretariat had not sent a complete report.
“I checked this with the presidential secretary, who assured me that the report was complete and has not been sent to any outsiders other than the CB, the AG and Parliament,” the Speaker said.
“I can only convey the assurance given to me by the president’s secretary and not comment on what others say,” the Speaker replied.
Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake suggested that the president’s secretary should be summoned to Parliament if the report is incomplete and not the one submitted to the President by the PCoI.