Dec 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has extended the term of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the frauds in SriLankan Airlines, Mihin Lanka and SriLankan Catering.
The President in an extraordinary gazette notification issued Thursday has extended the term of the Commission, which was set to end on 31 December 2018 until 15 February 2019.
The Presidential Commission was established on 31 January 2018 by Notification published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2056/41 dated 02 February 2018.
The commission is to investigate into alleged irregularities in connection with Sri Lankan Airlines Limited, Sri Lanka Catering Limited and Mihin Lanka (Private) Limited during the period 01st January 2006 to 31st January 2018.
Retired Supreme Court Judge Anil Gunarathne, was appointed as the Chairman of the commission while Appeal Court Judge Gamini Rohan Amarasekara, retired High Court Judge Piyasena Ranasinghe, former Deputy Auditor General Mallawaarachchige Don Anthony Harold and Director General of the Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board Wasantha Jayaseeli Kapugama were appointed as members of the commission.
It commenced recording of evidence on 04 June 2018.