Nov 25, 2016

Probe against G.L. Peiris over financial misuse Featured

The government yesterday (24) decided to investigate Prof. G.L. Peiris over unlimited use of financial allocations when he was the foreign affairs minister during the previous regime.

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has received complaints that he had used the ministry money in that manner between 2010 and 2015.

Peiris stands accused of using the financial allocations without approval and improperly, buying air tickets for outsiders, paying to delay Airbus flights and spending ministry money on purposes outside diplomatic privileges.

All heads of institutions of the ministry were instructed to submit detailed reports within 10 days into all major expenses during the period in question.