The programme to distgribute ‘Sil’ clothes was carried out on instructions from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Ven. Watinapaha Somananda Thero answering cross examination in the case being heard in Colombo High Court in connection with wrongfully spending Rs. 600 million from Telecommunication Regulation Commission funds to distribute ‘Sil’ clothes during presidential election.
Ven. Watinapaha Somananda Thero further said on a decision and instructions from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa the programme was carried out by President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Anusha Palpita and others accused in the case.
He, who was a coordinating secretary for Buddhist affairs, too acted to carry out the programme on instructions of the accused said Ven. Watinapaja Somananda Thero.