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Mahinda and Gota Summoned by Bribery Commission

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa have been asked to report to the Bribery Commission (BC) this week to record statements over various allegations against them, highly placed sources said.

They said Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was asked to report to the BC on Wednesday, April 22 and 23 while the former President was asked to report to the BC on Friday, April 24.

Daily Mirror learns that the BC will record a statement from the former President over the fraudulent document produced by former Health Minister Tissa Attanayake in an attempt to sling mud at President Maithripala Sirisena and Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe in the run-up to the presidential election.

He is also to be questioned about a fresh ministerial post granted to Mr. Attanayake no sooner he joined the previous government after quitting the UNP of which he was the General Secretary.

Sources said, a statement would be recorded from the former Defence Secretary Defense over certain matters pertaining to his tenure as a Director of several leading institutions.

This is apart from the statement to be recorded from him on a later date with regard to the Avant Garde floating armoury in Galle.

Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports stated that former Economic Development Minister who is scheduled to return to the country tomorrow would also be summoned by the BC to record statements over several complaints against him. (Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana


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