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* Presidential Commission appointed to inquire into political victimization of public servants
Sat, Jan 11, 2020, 10:20 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 11, Colombo: President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has appointed a three-member Presidential Commission to look into alleged political victimization of public servants during the period from January 8, 2015 to November 16, 2019.

The President has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification on 9th January announcing the appointment of the Commission with immediate effect.

Accordingly, the Commission has been empowered to look into the alleged political revenge on government officials, employees of state corporations, members of the armed forces and the police, who held positions prior to the 2015 presidential election and the general election in August, during the period from January 8, 2015 to November 16, 2019.

The Commission is chaired by retired Supreme Court Judge Upali Abeyratne and comprises Retired Appeal Court Judge Daya Chandrasiri Jayatilleka and Retired IGP Chandra Fernando as members.

This Commission will investigate the political victimization of public servants at the Bribery or Corruption Commission, Police Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) and Police Special Investigation Unit.

The Presidential Commission is due to submit its report within six months to President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.


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