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.