Speaker to consult Attorney General, CB Governor over bond report

Karu-Jayasooriya

July 05, 2016 (LBO) – Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has decided to consult Sri Lanka’s Attorney General and new Central Bank Governor over the course of action to take on the Auditor General’s report on Treasury bond auctions.

“I’ll look forward to discuss the future course of action over the bond report with them while also protecting the confidentiality of the report of the Auditor General,” Jayasuriya told Parliament Tuesday.

“I already talked about it with the COPE Chairman and will take steps that will not affect the current COPE proceedings.”

On 29th June, the Auditor General submitted a 1,251 page full report to the Speaker while a short report without sensitive information submitted to the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE).

The COPE is to convene on July 5 to study the Auditor General’s report and the committee has summoned former Central Bank Governor, officials of the Monetary Board and the Finance Ministry on July 7 to discuss the Auditor General’s report.