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Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE), MP Sunil Handunnetti has called the Speaker to to conduct investigations on COPE members who were said to have been in touch with owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited, Arjun Aloysius and to provide evidence to Parliament. A CID report to the Presidential Bond Commission last week mentioned that several members of the COPE including Ministers Dayasiri Jayasekara (UPFA), Sujeewa Senasinghe (UNP), Deputy Minister Ajith Perera (UNP), and MPs Hector Appuhamy (UNP) and Harshana Rajakaruna (UNP). Speaking to the Nation, Handunnetti said that requested the Speaker for a comprehensive investigation carried out on the said individuals and details of the content of those conversations and their voice recordings to be presented in Parliament. It should be noted that Handunnetti during the COPE investigations into the bond issue had alleged that some UNP members were trying to sabotage the probe. “These are the very people whom I had stated about earlier. Therefore, these are not names that came up randomly,” he added. Handunnetti also urged the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to conduct separate investigations on their members who had kept in touch with Aloysius during COPE proceedings. “They did not communicate with officials of the Central Bank or of the Finance Ministry. They had spoken to the party which has been accused of this issue and therefore, this needs to be probed,” Handunnetti said. Meanwhile, Jayasekara had admitted to media that he had spoken and met with Aloysius. He had however reportedly said that Aloyius had asked him to help clear his name to which the latter had declined to do so. Meanwhile, Deputy Minister Ajith Perera had reportedly denied contacting Aloysius.