Bandula wants debate on misuse of Mahapola Funds | Daily News

Bandula wants debate on misuse of Mahapola Funds

Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena requested Parliament yesterday to hold a two-day Parliamentary debate on the misuse of the Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund during the good governance government.

The government expressed agreement. He said late Lalith Athulathmudali as Trade Minister had inaugurated the Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund in good faith and misusing it is a grave issue.

Meanwhile, the second report of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) on the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) which was established by the Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund was presented to Parliament yesterday. COPE Chairman Prof. Charitha Herath presented the report to Parliament.Minister Bandula Gunawardena, while pointing to the misappropriation of Mahapola Scholarship funds noted that measures should be taken to ensure that there is no recurrence of such a situation. Guidelines on measures that need to be taken regarding SLIIT in the future was also included in the report that was submitted to parliament.