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Wednesday, 21 August 2019 - 8:20
Disclosure at Presidential Commission that Minister Kiriella and daughter gave appointments ignoring circular
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The Presidential Commission probing corruption in state institutions from 2015 to 2018 has ordered MP Duminda Dissanayake to appear before the commission on the 29th of this month regarding the investigations conducted on the building pertaining to the Ministry of agriculture.

This was when he was summoned to testify before the commission yesterday.

The MP testified before the commission yesterday noting that the Secretary to the Ministry during the respective period had verbally stated that the building received cabinet approval and the approval of the Attorney General.

Accordingly, the Chairman of the Commission requested the letter of authorization by the Attorney General to be produced.

It was revealed before, that the building was obtained without the approval or consultation of the Attorney General based on orders issued by the minister.

Accordingly, MP Duminda Dissanayake has been summoned for further investigations.

Meanwhile the investigations pertaining to Minister Lakshman Kiriella for misappropriation of state funds by authorizing nearly 100 illegal appointments for the Road Development Authority was also conducted yesterday.

The former Director of Operations of the authority, Ranjith Edirisinghe testifying before the commission noted that these officers were employed based on orders issued by the Minister and his daughter.

The witness further noted that no one knew about the duties these officers were assigned, and the respective circular was not followed.

Meanwhile, the Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Director of the public finance department, and the Director General of health services, and the Secretary of the Uva Provincial Council has been summoned before the commission today.

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