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Prime Minister arrives at Presidential Commission

16 September 2019 - 138   - 1

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (Sept 16) arrived at the Presidential Commission probing state sector corruption to give evidence over a complaint filed over the Agriculture Ministry's building.

The Agriculture Ministry had vacated its building in Battaramulla in 2015 after the Prime Minister had put forward a cabinet proposal to use the building for the activities of 17 Parliamentary Sectoral Oversight Committees.

Accordingly, the Ministry had then purchased a building owned by D.P.A Jayasinghe Company by paying a massive monthly rent of Rs 21.5 million.

A complaint against the exorbitant rent paid by the government had been filed at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) which is probing state sector corruption under the current government.

The Prime Minister had been asked to appear before the Commission on September 12, but had sought another date citing certain pre-planned events on the same day.

(Pics by Amila Gamage)

  Comments - 1

  • Andare Monday, 16 September 2019 01:18 PM

    It looks as if the PCoI has summoned not the PM alone but the catchers as well !

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