Jan 19, 2018

Parliament yet to receive two crucial volumes of bond report - CaFFE

The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) yesterday charged that two whole volumes of the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Central Bank bond scam had not been given to Parliament.

CaFFE Executive Director Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon said that he had requested the Speaker to ensure that Parliament was provided with the remaining volumes of the bond report.

“Two volumes of the report, one on marked documents and the other on the recorded evidence, have not been given to Parliament. My rough estimation is that there are about 10,500 pages in the full bond report but only around 1,250 pages have been given to Parliament. I have written to the Speaker urging him to obtain the two missing volumes of the bond report for Parliamentarians to study,” he said.

He pointed out that these two volumes were crucial for Parliamentarians to make a fair and informed judgment.

“Without these two volumes it is almost impossible to fully comprehend the volume that has been given. For example, the volume that the Parliament has got and is available online refers to a ‘C 350’ but there is no explanation of what ‘C 350’ is within that volume. This means that without the remaining volumes one cannot ascertain a comprehensive understanding of the findings of the report.”