Keheliya, PB and Lalith grilled at Presidential CoI
September 16, 2015 06:04 pm
Former Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, former Finance Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera and former Secretary to the President Lalith Weerathunga have been questioned today regarding Rs 200 million in losses incurred by a state media institution during the Presidential Election.
They arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI) appointed to investigate serious acts of fraud, corruption and abuse of power, state resources, and privileges for questioning, its secretary Lesil de Silva said.
The commission is investigating a complaint alleging that a certain state-owned media institution had incurred losses amounting to Rs 200 million due to the broadcast of the former President’s adverts without payments and refraining to air Maithripala Sirisena’s paid adverts during the presidential race.
It is said that payments obtained from Maithripala Sirisena’s campaign were returned without his adverts aired.