Posted on 01.09.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has denied the allegations made based on the report prepared by the Presidential Commission to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) today (9) at the parliament.
Claiming that the the commission is politically bias, former president said this in response to a statement made by Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera. PRECIFAC report had held Mr. Rajapaksa and several others responsible of misappropriating millions of rupees belonging to the ITN, said minister Mangala.
Responding to a question asked about the tense situation at ITN, the minister said those who had come forward to protect the ITN were silent when malpractices occurred in the institution during the previous regime. He said if Mr. Rajapaksa did not accept the PRECIFAC report, he should tell it to the President who appointed the commission.
“If you do not accept it, tell it to your best friend. This is not our report. We are not involved in preparing it,” the minister said.