Bond debate and PC Delimitation report delayed

Bond debate and PC Delimitation report delayed

The continuation debate on the report by the Presidential Commission on the Central Bank Treasury Bond scam and the tabling of the Delimitation Committee report for the Provincial Council election, which were part of this week’s parliament agenda, have been postponed indefinitely.

Joint Opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardena has told the Daily FT that the decision to postpone the debates on these two key reports was taken at the party leaders’ meeting chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday.

“The continuation of the debate on the Central Bank Bond scam report was scheduled to be taken up in Parliament on Friday (23) but the Speaker informed us that the Tamil and English translations of the report were still not ready. The Speaker has now promised to have the translation ready for debate on two occasions and both times the promises were broken. Since February these reports are being translated,” Gunawardena has said.

The government had requested to present the Delimitation Committee report on Provincial Councils on a later date. The report needs parliamentary approval to announce the holding of Provincial Council elections.

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