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The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into irregularities at SriLankan airlines, SriLankan Catering and Mihin Lanka submitted its 1,800-page report to President Maithripala Sirisena, former Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Neil Unamboowe PC told Daily Mirror today.

He said the report also contained a 900-page annexure and that the documents were submitted to the President by PCoI Chairman retired Supreme Court Justice Anil Goonaratne in the presence of retired Deputy Auditor General Don Anthony Harold and Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board Director General Wasantha Geeganage.

Mr. Unamboowe said in the report the PCoI Chairman had made certain recommendations and highlighted the main observations which were revealed during the proceedings.

The CID recorded statements from 560 people while 150 others had testified to the PCoI while it

covered matters relating to three companies, SriLankan airlines, SriLankan Catering and Mihin Lanka and referred to the infusion of capital, contracts, re-fleeting and cancellation, procurement, banking aspects, appointments of Chairman and directors, remuneration and the repercussions happened after the termination agreement between SriLankan and Emirates.

The President appointed the PCoI on January 31, 2018. It was headed by retired SC Justice Anil Gooneratne (Chairman) and comprised SC Justice Gamini Rohan Amarasekara, retired High Court Judge Piyasena Ranasinghe, retired Deputy Auditor General Don Anthony Harold and Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board Director General Wasantha Geeganage.(Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 6

  • PatrickReed* Wednesday, 03 July 2019 07:27 AM

    Doubt publish but public desperately waiting to read it

    Anmanpan Wednesday, 03 July 2019 09:58 AM

    A heap of paper given to a lame duck which will end up in a shredder or garbage bin.

    Labby Wednesday, 03 July 2019 10:12 AM

    The report should be put online for all to see. The people of Sri Lanka should know. Will this report also be swept under the carpet, much like all other fraudulent activities the Rajapakses committed ?

    W.Katugampola Wednesday, 03 July 2019 10:49 AM

    The speaker of parliament should publish it once it is hand over to the parliament and should come out before the presidential election.

    Tax -Payer Wednesday, 03 July 2019 12:09 PM

    Hope the whole exercise is not a false show by the President and. waste of time and money of the Tax-Payers!

    ThomasRamirez* Thursday, 04 July 2019 07:52 AM

    Will this expose to public?

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