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Commissioner issued with summons

High Court Judge Kumudini Wickremasinghe yesterday issued summons on a Commissioner, a Valuer and two Deputy Commissioners to give evidence in connection with the Rs 400 million Vat scam.

Among those who were issued with summons were Senior Commissioner P.B Jayasekara and Valuer N.A.Abeysekara. Finance Ministry Secretary P.B. Jayasundara who was issued with summons earlier informed that he was unable to attend the Court yesterday. Additional Solicitor General Buwenaka Aluvihare leading evidence on behalf of Commissioner General Mallika Samarasekara informed that secrecy is to be preserved when giving evidence.

The Commissioner General who was earlier served with summon in her evidence said that she was unable to say about the misplaced files from 2000-2006 due to the reason of not holding office.

It is appropriate to inquire from N.A.Abesekera who was handling documentation, she said.