Five former Ministers under AG's microscope

The Attorney General’s Department is in the process of studying the possibility of instituting legal action against former Ministers Basil Rajapaksa, Wimal Weerawansa, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, former Chief Minister S.M. Ranjith and several other persons.

They are alleged to have been involved in misappropriation of public funds and serious acts of fraud.

The study is conducted under the directive of Attorney General Jayantha Jayasooriya. AG Jayasooriya said President’s Secretary Austin Fernando, under the instruction of President Maithripala Sirisena, has submitted eight Presidential Commission reports to the AG’s Department seeking further legal action.

Jayasooriya also said that the above mentioned names and several other names of former chairmen and directors appear in the said eight reports.The AG’s Department is studying the avenues of possible legal action against them as well.

The report includes investigations on the Economic Development Authority, National Housing Development Authority, the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian and Training Research Institute, the Kandy MOH Office, National Transport Commission, the Rupavahini Corporation and the National Youth Services Council.

Legal action is also sought on former Rupavahini Corporation Chairman Wimal Rubasinghe, Director General Chandrapala Liyanage, National Transport Commission Chairman Renuka Dushmantha Perera and former National Youth Services Council Chairman Lalith Piyum Perera as well. 

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