Audit Bill would be taken up for debate soon – Speaker

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The National Audit Bill would be moved for debate in Parliament shortly after finalizing the Amendments to it, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said.

He said he brought to the attention of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe the need to pass the Audit Bill soon. “The Prime Minister promised me that the Bill would be taken up for debate soon. The Public Service Commission has also provided their recommendations on the Bill, while those were also studied. We are also keen on getting this Bill through Parliament as soon as possible,” he said.

The Speaker made these observations in reply to a query by JO MP Ranjith de Soyza, who brought the attention of the House to the issues the Audit Commission has faced due to the delay in passing legis

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