It is revealed that Rs. 272,693,591.76 has been spent for 17 commissions appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa for various incidents that occurred during 2005-2013, the 8 year period he has been in office. This is revealed when the Prime Minister responded to a question posed by Parliamentarian Anura Dissanayaka in Parliament.
The commissions were appointed to inquire into anti-peoples incidents, frauds and corruption that occurred in state enterprises, incidents of human rights violations, frauds occurred when buying weapons for security sections, abductions, disappearances and murders.
The commissions were appointed by the President to suppress the opposition that erupted in the country regarding aforesaid matters. The people have no confidence in the commissions appointed say political analysts adding that inquiries by the commissions did not bring any results.