21 January 2015
The Interim Report of the Committee on Public Enterprises was presented on August 5, 2014. The inquiry period lasted from October 8, 2013 to April 8, 2014.
The committee investigated forty seven public enterprises and in its report stated that six state institutions had monetary transactions that were not committed in a transparent manner.
Saman Rathnapriya, the Convenor of the Collective of Citizens’ Organisations criticised both the government of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the current regime for failing to act on the findings of the COPE report.
He called on the current government to ” Investigate the COPE report and take appropriate action”. ” This is our call for the government and the executive, ” he said.
Meanwhile, Keerthi Tennakoon the Executive Director of CaFFE also lamented the lack of action to investigate claims of corruption in state enterprises.
He pointed out that “Persons who spoke of the corruption that took place during the government of Rajapaksa are now in Parliament.”