Grill President’s Secy over missing part of Bond report: CaFFE

Published : 8:10 am  June 7, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (72) reads | 

By Sheain Fernandopulle   

President’s Secretary Austin Fernando should be summoned to Parliament and questioned over the missing part of the Presidential Commission Report on the controversial Bond scam, said Keerthi Thennakoon, Executive Director, Centre for Human Rights and Research Sri Lanka (CHR) and Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE). 


Speaking to Daily Mirror, he said all MPs were embarrassed by Austin Fernando’s attempt to prevent a vital part of the Bond scam report from being exposed to the public domain. 


“The move by the Secretary to President, seeking the Attorney General’s opinion on releasing the full report, is an attempt to defend the 118 individuals who were funded by Arjuna Aloysius. He has misled everybody by not allowing the annexure of ‘C-350’ which contained important records to the Bonds fraud. The citizens of this country have the right to know what really happened in the scam. A majority might not have in-depth knowledge on the Bond scam, but they would at least be eager to know who the perpetrators are. Prompt action needs to be taken to reveal the names of the 118 to clear the illusive ideologies on the Bond report,” Mr. Thennakoon said.     

 

The move by the Secretary to President, seeking the Attorney General’s opinion on releasing the full report, is an attempt to defend the 118 individuals who were funded by 
Arjuna Aloysius