Officials who renege will be brought to book – Chairman

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The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) will focus on taking measures against officials who do not implement the recommendations and decisions made by the Committee, COPE Chairman Dr. Charitha Herath warned.

A COPE meeting was held on Monday (4) to obtain views of its members on three main issues.

Accordingly, the progress review pertaining to COPE investigations from 23 February to date was taken into consideration at the meeting.

He said investigations carried out during this period have been compiled into a report and copies have been given to members of COPE.

He said decisions relating to several institutions including SriLankan Airlines, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, State Timber Corporation, Development Lotteries Board, Building Materials Corporation, Litro Gas Lanka Limited and Litro Gas Terminal Lanka (Private) Limited were included in the report.

Herath further pointed out that certain reports relating to certain decisions given by the committee have not yet been reciprocated by these institutions.

COPE members pointed out that strict action should be taken against officials who do not implement these decisions. They pointed out that Parliament and COPE should intervene regarding the matter. Members further said the public should be made aware that COPE performed a duty going beyond media shows or restricting itself to simple chatter.

BY Methmalie Dissanayake