8 Oct

Government ready to hold debate in Parliament on coal tender issue

The Government today expressed willingness to hold a debate in Parliament on the coal tender controversy.Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake requested the debate during Parliament sittings today. Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, responding to the request, said that committees have been appointed to investigate the allegations on the deal.However he said if the opposition wants a debate then the Government is ready to further discuss the allegations through the debate in Parliament. (Colombo Gazette)

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