Jan 02, 2018

JVP seeks Commission report from Presidential Secretariat

The JVP handed over a letter to the Presidential Secretariat today (02), seeking the Presidential Commission reports pertaining to the Central Bank bond scam and other serious fraud and corruption.

JVP1Representing the JVP, MP Nalinda Jayatissa handed over the letter to the Information Officer of the Presidential Secretariat, Additional Secretary D.K.S. Ravindran under the RTI.

Meanwhile the Presidential Commission appointed to investigate 17 incidents of serious crimes of corruption and fraud is expected to hand over the report to the President shortly.

According to its Secretary H.W. Gunadasa, this report is expected to be handed over to the President this afternoon (02).

The President appointed this commission on March 15, 2015 to investigate serious acts of corruption, fraud and misappropriation of public funds during the period between January 2010 and January 2015.

The term of the commission was extended on five occasions and its term ended on December 31, 2017.

The report to be handed over today includes the report pertaining to investigations on allegations against former Housing and Construction Minister Wimal Weerawansa on charges of having distributed houses and shops belonging to the National Housing Authority to relatives and friends at costs much lower than the government assessment.