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Probe coal tender: Kanchana tells COPF

Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera yesterday requested the Committee on Public Finance (COPF) Chairman and MP Dr. Harsha De Silva to initiate an in depth inquiry on urgent basis into the alleged irregularities of the awarded coal term tender.

He said false allegations levelled against the awarded tender have created suspicions about transparency and pricing.

“Despite the proper process being followed in awarding the aforementioned tender, there are widespread allegations about the process followed pertinent to this tender, Minister Wijesekera said in the letter.

He said that an inquiry is essential to ascertain whether the process was transparent and competitive as the procurement of coal for the next season is essential for continuous power generation.

 


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