By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): The Parliament Select Committee appointed to probe the country’s bankruptcy is set to convene for the very first time today (18) in Parliament.
The meeting will focus on the Committee’s future course of action, and discuss the names of the parties who will be first to be summoned before the PSC pertaining to the matter, said Committee Chairman, SLPP Secretary General Sagara Kariyawasam.
The PSC appointed by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena to probe Sri Lanka’s economic downfall met with immediate backlash upon its formation in the allegation that it is being chaired by and represented by some of the key respondents to the very bankruptcy against which it was appointed.
Both the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) and its allied parties and the National People’s Power (NPP) dropped themselves out from its membership, calling the Committee ‘bogus’.
Meanwhile, the SJB has decided to appointed an alternative committee to probe the bankruptcy situation.