Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives at Presidential Commission; several artistes summoned

Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives at Presidential Commission; several artistes summoned

Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives at Presidential Commission; several artistes summoned

Written by Staff Writer

29 Oct, 2015 | 12:38 pm

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Thursday,  arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges.

Secretary to the Commission Lacille de Silva said that the former president was summoned to obtain a statement over an investigation underway into an alleged Rs.200 million loss caused to the Independent Television Network in campaign advertising, during the run-up to the Presidential Election in January.

A statement was obtained from Former President Rajapaksa on the same incident on a previous occasion as well, after being summoned before the commission.

Meanwhile, former parliamentarian and actress Upeksha Swarnamali and several other artistes were summoned before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Large Scale Corruption and Fraud on Thursday.

Former MP and actress Upeksha Swarnamali was summoned before the commission today to obtain a statement regarding a musical show staged during the January Presidential Election.

Meanwhile, artiste Bandula Wijeweera said that he has been asked to   appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

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