Jaffna tense

Five police personnel arrested over killing of two undergrads

IGP Pujith Jayasundara yesterday promised tough action against all those who had allegedly suppressed information about the killing of two Jaffna University undergraduates in Kokuvil area.Five police personnel including an SI and a sergeant have been arrested and interdicted over the killings which led to a tense situation in Jaffna yesterday with a public protest.

Treasury bond scams

COPE report holds Mahendran responsible

‘Good Governance’ MPs in last ditch-battle to defend their man
UNP to present alternative report disputing damning report
The Island draws fire for reporting committee proceedings

Parliamentary watchdog committee, COPE (Committee on Public Enterprises), yesterday approved its Chairman’s report holding former Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran responsible for Treasury bond scandals. The report recommends legal action against those involved in the scams and the recovery of losses from them, according to a senior COPE member.

The COPE met around 9.30 am in Parliament yesterday, following heated exchanges over the Mahendran issue the previous day, and the division continued resulting in UNP members of the committee saying that they would not agree with Chairman, JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti’s report.



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