Presidential Commission of Inquiry rejects objections raised by Rajapaksa’s lawyers

Presidential Commission of Inquiry rejects objections raised by Rajapaksa’s lawyers

Presidential Commission of Inquiry rejects objections raised by Rajapaksa’s lawyers

Written by Tharushan Fernando

16 Oct, 2015 | 10:11 pm

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges, on Friday, rejected the objections raised by the lawyers of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Former President Rajapaksa was summoned before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry again.

A group including Minister Susil Premajayantha, Former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunge Former Secretary of the Ministry of Mass Media Charitha Herath were present before the commission today to provide evidence.

Evidence was recorded on Friday, by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry  at the BMICH, for the second consecutive day. A situation was reported when police officers refused to allow Western Provincial Councillor Upali Kodikara to enter the floor in which the commission was recording evidence.

Today, the commission recorded evidence over the non-payment of Rs. 60 million rupees due to the Independent Television Network for political advertisements aired during the presidential election.

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