PCoI appointed to probe into the alleged political victimisation of public officials

20 February 2020 12:00 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Yoshitha Perera 

Obtaining complaints to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) appointed to probe into the alleged political victimization of public officials, has extended its deadline to receive complaints till March 06, sources from the Commission said. Commission sources emphasized that so far it had received 305 complaints and the preliminary investigations are being carried out by the special Police Unit of the Presidential Commission.   

The Commission will submit its final report to the President within six months and currently it had received several complaints from individuals including former Navy Commander Wasantha Karannagoda and Rear Admiral D.K.P. Dassanayake.  The Commission is chaired by retired Supreme Court Judge Upali Abeyratne and comprises Retired Appeal Court Judge Daya Chandrasiri Jayatilleka and Retired IGP Chandra Fernando as members.  

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