COPE to take up Lotus Tower scam inquiry
Chairman of Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) VP MP Sunil Handunnetti said the COPE will take up inquiries into the Rs 2 Bn Lotus Tower scam revealed by President Maithripala Sirisena.
President Maithripala Sirisena speaking at the opening ceremony of the Lotus tower on Monday(16) said in 2012 a Chinese company; Aerospace Long-March International Trade (ALIT) had been paid a sum of Rs. 2 bn by the Rajapakse Government as part of the deal for the lotus tower project.
Sirisena alleged once he became President there was no sign of ALIT nor the Rs. 2 Bn.
However Opposition Leader Rajapaksa in a press statement today denied such allegations.