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Jackson summoned before commission breaks into Sinhala verse

Veteran actor and Helanka Creative Ltd director Jackson Anthony summoned before the Presidential Commission Investigating Fraud, Corruption, Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges to record a statement yesterday, broke the monotony of the routine investigation process by breaking into Sinhala verse after making his statement.

Not to be outdone, Senior State Counsel Janaka Bandara too proved his mettle by answering him in Sinhala verse.

Anthony was summoned before the Commission to record a statement regarding investigations made into alleged misuse of public funds amounting to Rs. 138 million at the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) during the previous regime.

After giving his statement, Anthony requested investigation officers to record a Sinhala verse he recited.

Accordingly, Constable Priyantha (3819) recorded the Sinhala verse recited by Anthony.

The essence of Anthony’s verse meant, water will get muddied if you step into a pond, a flower will wither if it is plucked, one would get roasted if he gets closer to the sun and a person would be doomed if he gets close to a king.

Senior State Counsel Janaka Bandara answering him in Sinhala verse dating back to court jester Andare of the Sinhala kings in short meant, Anthony should blame himself for the problems he is facing today.

He said during the previous regime, some people tried to outdo each other by trying to equal former President Rajapaksa to a king.

He said the alleged misappropriation of Rs. 138 million which had occurred at the SLPA was a serious social problem.


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