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Ranil testifies before PCoI on political victimization

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arriving to give testimony at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating allegations of political victimization yesterday. Picture by Vipula Amrasinghe
Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arriving to give testimony at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating allegations of political victimization yesterday. Picture by Vipula Amrasinghe

UPDATE: The Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating allegations of political victimization yesterday issued a notice to Secretary to the Prime Minister, Gamini Sedara Senarath to testify before the Commission regarding whether wages had been paid to office bearers of the ‘Anti-Corruption Committee’ which was set up by former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The Commission requested him to submit the documents and the names of the persons who have been paid.

The notice was issued by the Commission’s Chairman, former Supreme Court Justice Upali Abeyratne, after calling Ranil Wickremesinghe’s testimony that the ‘Anti-Corruption committee’ was not a legal entity.

Wickramasinghe testified for nearly two hours before the Commission, stating that the ‘Anti-Corruption Committee’ was set up not to lodge complaints but only to receive complaints and refer them to the relevant authorities.

Wickremesinghe admitted before the Commission that there is possibility to file a lawsuit or file a complaint against a natural person or an institution with legal capacity and that the ‘Anti-Corruption committee’ had no legal capacity to do so.

Wickremesinghe said that the ‘National Executive Council’ that decided to set up the ‘Anti-Corruption Committee’ on a Cabinet memorandum was a political alliance and included members from political organizations.

On a previous occasion, former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was issued notice to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating allegations of political victimization yesterday.

Former PM Ranil Wickramasinghe was summoned to appear before the Commission yesterday with regard to a complaint filed by the former Secretary to the Economic Affairs Ministry Dr. Nihal Jayathilaka.

Former Secretary to the Economic Affairs Ministry Dr. Nihal Jayathilaka had filed a complaint before the commission alleging that he had been politically victimized over the providing of compensation and gratuity to employees who had voluntarily resigned when establishing the Department of Divineguma Development.


Fmr. PM leaves PCoI after recording statement - UPDATE(16:51)

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had recorded a statement with the police unit of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing into political victimization this morning.

Nearly 5 hours and a lengthy statement was recorded from him.
 

Fmr. PM Ranil arrives before PCoI - UPDATE (11:15)

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has arrived before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing into political victimization, a short while ago.

He was summoned by the PCoI to record a statement.
 

Ranil to appear  at PCoI today (1:00)

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is to appear before the Presidential Commission (PCoI) investigating into political victimization today.

The UNP Leader is expected to appear before the Commission based on a complaint made by former Economic Development Ministry Secretary and Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation Chairman Dr.Nihal Jayathilake.

The complaint has made the member of the anti-corruption committee appointed by the Yahapalana government as respondents and UNP leader Wickremesinghe has been the chairman of this anti-corruption committee. The former Prime Minister arrived at the police unit of the Presidential Commission investigating into the Easter Sunday attacks earlier.

 


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