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* Presidential Commission recommends legal action against former PM’s secretary for spending over Rs. 30 mn for anti-corruption committee
Sat, Jan 23, 2021, 08:55 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 23, Colombo: The Presidential Commission to Investigate Political Revenge has recommended to take action against former Secretary to Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake for criminal breach of trust by allocating more than Rs. 33.7 million from the Prime Minister’s Office Expenditure Head for the Anti-Corruption Committee Office Expenditure.

The Presidential Commission has concluded that Saman Ekanayake has committed an offense punishable under Section 389 of the Penal Code, which should be read in conjunction with Section 05 of the Public Property Act.

The Presidential Commission has made this recommendation after hearing a complaint lodged by Parliamentarian Wijayadasa Rajapaksa regarding the misuse of public property by the Anti-Corruption Committee and its Secretariat.

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa presented the final report of the Presidential Commission to Investigate Political victimization to the Cabinet on the 18th and the cabinet approval was granted for the implementation of its decisions and recommendations.

The Presidential Commission has further recommended that legal action be taken against 22 members of the Anti-Corruption Commission, including former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and 12 members of the Anti-Corruption Commission Secretariat.

 

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