Tuesday, 11th May 2021

3 member Presidential Commission appointed to investigate political victimization of public servants

Colombo, Jan 11 (BAN/ AD): A 3 member Presidential Commission has been appointed to investigate political victimization of public servants by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. Presidential Commission will investigate alleged political victimization of public servants during the period from January 8, 2015 to November 16, 2019.

Extraordinary Gazette notification was issued on 9th January announcing the appointment of the Commission with immediate effect by President.

The Commission will be investigating alleged political revenge on government officials, employees of state corporations, members of the armed forces and the police, who held positions prior to the 2015 presidential election and the general election in August, during the period from January 8, 2015 to November 16, 2019.

The Commission is chaired by retired Supreme Court Judge Upali Abeyratne and comprises Retired Appeal Court Judge Daya Chandrasiri Jayatilleka and Retired IGP Chandra Fernando as members.

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