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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2398

PRECIFAC handed over Final Report to President Maithripala Sirisena

Colombo, 03 January, (Asiantribune.com):

The final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) was yesterday handed over to the President Maithripala Srisena.

The1135-page final report was handed over at the Presidential Secretariat by Commission Chairman Padman Surasena, Secretary H.W. Gunadasa and PRECIFAC members Vikum Kaluarachchi, R. Ranasinghe, Gihan Kulatunga and P.A.Pramathilaka, the Presidential Media Division said.

The PRECIFAC during its tenure had investigated 34 major cases related to large-scale fraud and corruption at state institutions during the former regimes period.

Earlier the Commission handed over 17 final reports on large-scale fraud and corruption to the President for further legal action.

The 17 reports include investigations into alleged fraud and corruption in connection to the distribution of water filters in the North Central Province, “Deyata Kirula” programme organised by the Ampara Urban Council, Port Authority- Mahapola Ship, report in connection with the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institution, State Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Disaster Management Centre, Polgolla Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, Health Ministry-Kidney Disease related equipment, report in connection with the Kandy District Hospital Director’s Office, KKS cement factory, Rupavahini Corporation, National Housing Development Authority, National Transport Board Commission, Sathosa report, National Youth Services Council, Health Services Supplier Division and Archeology Departmnet- Deegawapi Chethiya.

President Sirisena, through a gazette notification on 10 March 2015, established the PRECIFAC to investigate fraud and corruption as well as the misuse of power that took place from 10 January 2010 to 10 January 2015.

- Asian Tribune -

PRECIFAC handed over Final Report to President Maithripala Sirisena
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