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First meeting on SriLankan, Mihin probes held

The Presidential Commission appointed to probe alleged Corruption and Fraud at SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Catering Services and Mihin Lanka Airlines held its first meeting at the BMICH, Colombo on February 15.

The members of the commission are former Supreme Court Justice Anil Goonaratne (Chairman), former Appeal Court Judge E.A.P.R. Amarasekara, former High Court Judge Piyasena Ranasinghe, former Deputy Auditor General M.D.A. Harold and Director General, Auditing Standards Investigation Board Miss W.J.K. Geeganage.

The Secretary of the Commission is H.W. Gunadasa. They received their appointment letters from President Maithripala Sirisena on February 14.

Yesterday’s meeting discussed the future procedure to be adopted by the Commission and about obtaining the assistance of the Attorney General and the IGP for future investigations.

Accordingly, steps would be taken to obtain the assistance of a team of legal counsel from the Attorney General’s Department to assist its investigations without delay.

The operations of SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Catering Services and Mihin Lanka Airlines from January 6, 2006 to January 31, 2018 will be subjected to investigations by the Commission.