Prime Minister arrives to testify before Presidential Commission
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (Sept 16) arrived at the Presidential Commission probing state sector corruption to give evidence over a complaint filed over the Agriculture Ministry’s building.
The Agriculture Ministry had vacated its building in Battaramulla in 2015 after the Prime Minister had put forward a cabinet proposal to use the building for the activities of 17 Parliamentary Sectoral Oversight Committees.
Accordingly, the Ministry had then purchased a building owned by D.P.A Jayasinghe Company by paying a massive monthly rent of Rs 21.5 million.
The Prime Minister had been asked to appear before the Commission on September 12, but had sought another date citing certain pre-planned events on the same day.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the allegations of corruption and financial misappropriations of state institutions, a short while ago.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to testify before the commission today (16).