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* Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera and Ranjith Siyambalapitiya summoned before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry
Tue, Aug 13, 2019, 09:41 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 13, Colombo: Buddha Sasana and Wayamba Development Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera has been summoned to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry looking into corruption and malpractices committed under the Yahapalana government.

The Minister has been summoned to provide a statement with regard to the investigations conducted into the frauds committed in the Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund.

Former Power and Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has also been asked to appear before the police unit of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry.

The former minister of Power and Energy has been asked to provide a statement in relation to a complaint lodged into the frauds and malpractices that have occurred when purchasing electricity from the CEB and obtaining fuel for power plants.

The five-member Commission of Inquiry appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to investigate into corruption and malpractice has been tasked with investigating complaints received from public on serious acts of corruption, fraud, criminal breach of trust, criminal misappropriation of property, cheating and abuse or misuse of power or authority, State resources and privileges at state institutions during the period 15th January, 2015 to 31st December, 2018 and conducting swift, impartial inquiries into the complaints.


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