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* Term of Presidential Commission probing corruption and fraud extended
Sat, Jul 13, 2019, 11:03 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 13, Colombo: The term of the Commission of Inquiry appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to investigate into corruption and malpractice committed under the Yahapalana government in the period from 15 January 2015 to 31 December 2018 has been extended by another three months.

The term of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry has been extended until October 18th. The term of the Commission was due to expire on July 18th.

The five-member Commission headed by retired High Court judge Upali Abeyratne was appointed by the President on 17 January. The other members include retired High Court Judge Sarojini Kusala Weerawardena, 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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