MP and former Minister of Private Transport, C B Rathnayake arrived at the PRECIFAC this morning to give a statement in connection with two separate allegations of causing a loss of Rs.58.1 million to the state.
The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption as Abuse of Power, State Resources, and Privileges (PRECIFAC) had summoned the former minister to record a statement in connection with allegedly misusing Rs. 8.1 million of state funds allocated to the National Transport Commission to hold a ceremony for former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and several politicians on December , 2014 when he was Minister of Private Transport. Meanwhile, the PRECIFAC will also record a statement from the MP over a loss of Rs. 50 million when issuing route permits for the expressway.(Daily mirror)