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PRECIFAC recommends legal action on MR and Gota

23 January 2018 10:21 pm - 32     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) which had held former President Mahind Rajapaksa responsible for allegedly causing a financial loss to ITN had recommended filing of legal action against him.

The Commission had concluded that former President and three former officials of ITN had been guilty of causing the state TV channel a loss of Rs 102,158,058 by getting it to telecast his advertisements free of charge during the presidential election. It has held that the defendants have committed a crime under section 70 of the Bribery Act. The Commission had also recommended that ITN should be converted into an independent institution.

PRECIFAC has also stated that Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Nissanka Senadipathi, Major General Palitha Fernando, and former Navy Commanders Sisirakumara Kolambage and Maximus Jayaratne had committed an offence as per section 70 of the Bribery Act. The Commission had recommended that focus should be made on taking legal action against the said persons. In addition, former MP Duminda Silva has been held responsible for using Rakna Lanka employees for political activities. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardena)

  Comments - 32

  • Dhammika Wednesday, 24 January 2018 10:07 AM

    NOTHING WILL HAPPEN . With a PM who is a very weak leader MR , GR and all the Rs are safe and sound .

    Wiseman Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:38 PM

    You are absolutely right.

    Sincere Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:53 PM

    If so, why then the ordinary masses are cheated like this?

    Gamaya Wednesday, 24 January 2018 03:35 PM

    Why the PM? What of the President? Cant one see that it is the President that is bringing pressure on the UNP and forging links with his old rouge friends.

    Aruna Wednesday, 24 January 2018 10:18 AM

    We can't wait to vote for Mahinda in the Feb local polls and send off My3 and Ranil Clan for the mass development in all areas and virtues made in the country in comparison to MR regime.

    Mandy Wednesday, 24 January 2018 12:02 PM

    So that is anew defunition/concept of virtue. Skimming off country is a new virtue.

    karsha Wednesday, 24 January 2018 02:14 PM

    Dreaming is not against the law in Sri Lanka.

    Unchikun Wednesday, 24 January 2018 10:33 AM

    No can do. These two are patriots!!!

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:58 PM

    These two are looters, murderers and human rights violators. These top criminals have to go behind bars until the end of their lives

    Cristo Wednesday, 24 January 2018 10:37 AM

    Ooh ,he must be shaking in his boots ! ....Another allegation of corruption...a road to nowhere ..Sri Lanka ....A Land Like No Other !!!

    sira Wednesday, 24 January 2018 10:56 AM

    what bullsh*t, that is nothing compared to the losses we are suffering today. this is pure political gain. absolutely shameless.

    Lion Wednesday, 24 January 2018 10:59 AM

    Conduct of the judiciary will be watched by the people of this county when cases against MR and Gotha are brought to courts.

    stardust Wednesday, 24 January 2018 12:01 PM

    we want the people behind the murders of Lasantha Ekneliyagoda and Thajudeen behind bars. via DM Android App

    NAK Wednesday, 24 January 2018 12:07 PM

    This ITN case is a stale joke ITN became the laughing stock in town when actual details of the charges came out during cross examination.

    daham Wednesday, 24 January 2018 03:11 PM

    yes, of course. we remember that itn officers were spellbound when cross examined. when court hearing starts we can enjoy that again and mahinda and others will be acquitted becoming heroes.

    shathapriya Wednesday, 24 January 2018 12:09 PM

    If this free advertising was not done by ITN at the previous pre. election Mahinda would have lost the election and LTTE would have captured the country. Hats off to ITN for their brave act

    Sanath Wednesday, 24 January 2018 12:42 PM

    It is high time to instigate the proceedings. Already so much of valuable time is wasted.

    Mirani Wednesday, 24 January 2018 12:42 PM

    Hurray, another bombshell for elections. Dusty files opened again as it was done in 2014-2015 Jan. Files will be cleaned of dust and silverfish, keep under the pillow for some time and they will be put in the casket again for future use.

    Lankaputha Wednesday, 24 January 2018 12:59 PM

    What fraud?? When we got a easy going President and a PM who is a good friends with the Clan Nothing is going to happen. So have a very good holidays for few months.

    sisili bisili Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:16 PM

    What these My3parlour and Rarejitha told before the election and what actually comes out? No way I support MR but how these guys exaggerated things prior to the election. Shameful, all these people are same. Now acting like nothing happened in the bond scam.

    Chandrika Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:18 PM

    People eagerly looking forward to the day, these rogues start counting the bars in Welikada.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:24 PM

    Only recommends. Actions? Dream?.

    Asoka Wednesday, 24 January 2018 02:02 PM

    Long time before the PRECIFAC, 6 million people recommended that...and the President Sirisena too promised to do it.

    Grace Wednesday, 24 January 2018 02:08 PM

    Before taking action, MR will come come into power and the recommendations will become null and void.

    Bala Wednesday, 24 January 2018 03:16 PM

    Hope not by the Grace of God.

    Warnapura Wednesday, 24 January 2018 02:59 PM

    Is this to defend the current Government robbing of Central bank in Broad day light?

    pumal Wednesday, 24 January 2018 03:21 PM

    Action must follow to all who cheat our country assets irrespective status political colour

    Gune Wednesday, 24 January 2018 03:30 PM

    “Lock them-up” along with Ravi , Aloysius and Mahendran All of them are destroyers of mother LANKA.

    Kumara Wednesday, 24 January 2018 03:34 PM

    If Sri lankans are patriotic and want the country to prosper then they should apply pressure on the President to treat all citizens equal before law. No privileges to politicians nor their kith and kin nor cronies!!

    sobers Wednesday, 24 January 2018 04:41 PM

    "Birds of same feather flock together". All regimes have robbed the country. The public become poorer and poor, whereas the politicians become richer and richer. Today the politicians do not serve the public but serve for themselves. "God save Sri lanka".

    sach Wednesday, 24 January 2018 04:45 PM

    This is yahapalus' last tac tic to avoid defeat

    Senewi Wednesday, 24 January 2018 05:09 PM

    The two reports on Bond scam and Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption were issued timely as an election "Gundu"

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