Premier Wickremesinghe with Syedna Aaliqadr Mufaddal Saifuddin

Mahinda: Parliament can

access entire bond report

Refuting allegations leveled by several NGOs and the Joint Opposition (JO) that some parts of the bond commission report were missing, Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe yesterday assured that the report now in public domain was complete and several annexures had not been attached thereto but they could be made available to Parliament on request.



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