It is reported that popular artist Jackson Anthony is to be summoned before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power within the next few days.
He is to be summoned regarding the entertainment cost of Rs.17 million that had been spent for the opening ceremony of Hambantota Harbour. Earlier, Channa – Upuli duo was summoned regarding the money spent for dancing items of the opening ceremony.
Mr. Jackson Anthony, a very close associate of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was the organizer of the entertainment section of the opening ceremony. Mr. Jackson Anthony was also at the foremost of the ‘sensitive’ artistes who supported Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Documents relevant to payments of the ceremony have been asked for. However, the official who was in charge of the documents has gone abroad and the commission will have to wait till the official comes back to get the documents.