Senior Minister D.E.W. Gunasekera on Friday (Dec.10) said that several heads of government statutory bodies investigated by the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) had left the country. The National List MP said that the missing officials had been allegedly responsible for irregularities.
The Minister said that Speaker should authorize COPE to summon those wanted for investigations. The Minister asserted that internal auditing process in government corporations, boards etc had been very weak.