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PRECIFAC summons P. B. Jayasundera

14 July 2017 06:45 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Treasury secretary Dr. P. B. Jayasundera, former Co-operatives and Internal Trade Ministry secretary, former deputy secretary to the Treasury and Lanka Sathosa ex-chairman were summoned by the PRECIFAC today in connection with a loss of Rs.136 million incurred by the state in 2014.

A PRECIFAC spokesman said they received a petition saying that the government had incurred a loss of about Rs.136 million by purchasing big onions from local farmers at a higher rate of Rs.90 against the Cabinet decision which proposed to purchase them at a rate of Rs.60.

He said according to the petition, more than 4.5 million kg of big onions had been purchased from the local farmers at a higher rate against the Cabinet decision in 2014 to get political advantage for the presidential election campaign of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 2

  • saras Friday, 14 July 2017 08:44 PM

    It is hightimethat the govt. to tell the people how much it cost the govt. to maintain the PRECIFAC as we have not any thing happening.

    ceylon Friday, 14 July 2017 09:32 PM

    sirisena showing magic.he knows now he is in trouble.his rivals want to jail him or hang him.30 months later now investigating.only investigating. via DM Android App

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