President Maithripala Sirisena’s attempt to make the report of the anti-corruption Commission covering the period 15 January 2015 to 31 December 2018 (UNP administration) an election trump has been completely negated say information revealed.
It is revealed even the Presidential Secretariat has no confidence in using the report of the commission for any effective move.
The anti-corruption Commission appointed to probe frauds and corruption during the UNP period is collecting reports and data at the moment. The final report is to be received in July or August and the President had expected to make it a decisive factor at the election.
The members of the Commission are Retired Judge of the Supreme Court Upali Abeyrathne (Chairman), Retired Judge of the High Court Sarojini Kusala Weerawardane, Retired Auditor General P. A. Pemathilaka, Retired Ministry Secretary Lalith R. de Silva and Retired Deputy Inspector General M. K. D. Wijaya Amarasinghe.
Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa had said in Parliament that the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) has been prepared with political intentions and cannot be accepted.
The new commission appointed by the President who had not taken any legal action regarding the report of the Commission to probe the Central Bank bond scam has failed to draw confidence from the masses as it is obvious that the Commission has been appointed with a political motive targeting the forthcoming election. As such, it has failed to draw any attention of the people to the commission.
Source: ‘Lanka Irida’