Parliament suspended temporarily during PM's statement on Bond Commission
2018-Jan-10 | By News Admin

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed Parliament today that President Maithripala Sirisena had informed him that the report of the Bond Commission would be presented in Parliament next week.

However Parliamentary sessions weres ubsequently suspended by the Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya, following a tense situation which ensued during a statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe on the Central Bank bond issue.

Members of the Joint Opposition disrupted the Prime Minister during his address by entering the center of the main chamber.

Followingly, the Parliament floor was occupied by members of the opposition who were aggressively protesting against the Prime Minister, disallowing him from making his statement.

Following the events which ensued, the Speaker dismissed the house and stated that a party leaders meeting would be called within the course of the day.

It has been revealed that the report submitted by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the Issuance of Central Bank Bonds was discussed during the special party leaders meeting held yesterday, with party leaders requesting more time to study the report.

Accordingly, the date on which the report on the bond scam will be debated has not yet been finalized.   

Sources : news24