The Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry into serious fraud has rejected the objections by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s lawyers and has decided to continue with its mandate.
Proceedings of the Commission were suspended yesterday after Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s lawyers objected on its composition.
The functions of the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry on Massive fraud and Corruption was adjourned temporarily until today after the lawyers of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa filed objections, citing that the President has no authority to appoint High Court Judges to the Commission. Subsequently, the Commission decided to meet again today.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and Technology, Education and Employment Minister Susil Premajayantha appeared before the Commission yesterday.
They appeared before the Commission yesterday, to participate in the public inquiry being held with regard to the none-payment of 200 million rupees to an Independent Television Network as advertising fees for the airtime they used for the election propaganda campaign of the former president Rajapaksa during the last presidential election.Related story published below : PRECIFAC Rejects Mahinda Rajapaksa's Objection