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Kabir wants Presidential Com. on UL, Mihin to be based on Weliamuna Report

Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hashim told Parliament today that he had made a written request to President Maithripala Sirisena that investigations carried out by the Special Presidential Commission appointed to look into Srilankan and Mihin Air should be based on the J C Weliamuna report.

The Minister was referring to an oral question raised by JVP MP Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa on the national carrier and Mihin Air.

Dr Jayatissa questioned as to what had become of the investigations that had been carried out on the losses incurred by the two airlines.

Minister Hashim said the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) should carry out an investigation on the two airlines.

Mr Hashim said he was willing to go before COPE and testify on the two airlines. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)