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Prez appoints Commission to probe corruption of govt.

17 January 2019 01:01 pm - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate into allegations of corruption and malpractices that had taken place from 15th January 2015 to 31st December 2018, the Presidential Media Division said.

The five-member committee led by Retired Supreme Court Judge A.H.M. Upali Abeyrathne included Retired High Court Judge Sarojini Kusala Weerawardane, Retired Auditor General P.A. Pemathilaka, Former Ministry Secretary Lalith R. de Silva and former DIG M. K. D. Wijaya Amarasinghe.

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  • Unchikun Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:21 PM

    Start with SLT and the report will disappear.

    Coss Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:17 PM

    That's good if they start with the two persons get caught taking bribes at Taj Samudra hotel. His son and son in law behaind this.

    Unchikun Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:35 PM

    Oh! Just like my mother used to say " Set a thief to catch a thief". Now it will be in the plural form.

    Ravi Thursday, 17 January 2019 08:30 PM

    Understands, it is hereditary issue with the son.

    Chux Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:36 PM

    Very good move also he must check on government desks done by his daughter and his brother as well

    johan Thursday, 17 January 2019 09:12 PM

    What about his son in law

    RP Thursday, 17 January 2019 02:20 PM

    Folks, Public must send complains about corruption by his brother/s and children

    hans perlee Thursday, 17 January 2019 06:51 PM

    no need for a commission. I know the outcome allready: No cooruption at all.

    Yehiya Thursday, 17 January 2019 06:57 PM

    Start from his office Mahanama

    Shocking Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:02 PM

    The main idea in this seems to be that the President wantsthe people to forget all what happened prior to 8th January 2015!

    ET Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:02 PM

    Great. Also appoint a Presidential Commission to probe corruption from 2005 to 2015 as well. Then all are covered.

    Til Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:09 PM

    With the blessing of Ranil, there would be serious corruptions would be happen specially in power and energy ministry, Hora is there

    Lanka Shantha Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:32 PM

    We selected this man to catch those culprits who ate Government money during the MR Rule. 4 years he ruled as EP, now this man is going to catch those people who steal money during his rule. MR and his group will be happy that they are white washed as good people.Jeyawewa.

    DrThomas Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:32 PM

    Little too late ..!

    cineha Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:47 PM

    No point in appointing commissions and sensible........ensure at least no corrupt activities takes place now...

    Leon Thursday, 17 January 2019 09:08 PM

    Will there be another commission to investigate thecorruptions carried out by the president, his family andbrothers. Probably the GOD may have given them so muchwealth after he became the president.

    Sambo Friday, 18 January 2019 10:34 AM

    Why all of a sudden? Has he just woken up. what about his election promise to bring to justice of all those who stole public money by the billions. We cannot believe a word this president says cause he does something else.

    Jude Friday, 18 January 2019 01:56 PM

    No need of a commission!?? All 225 are the culprits !!!

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