Ranil before PCoI today

Ranil before PCoI today

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will arrive at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI), probing the controversial Central Bank Treasury Bonds issue today, in order to provide clarifications on matters of interest to the Commission.

Secretary to the Commission Sumathipala Udugamasooriya noted that the Premier's evidence will be led by the Attorney General, Jayantha Jayasuriya, on several matters that had piqued the interests of the Commission wherein which the Premier's name was mentioned.

Prior to this, the Premier was issued two questionnaires by the Commission requesting clarifications on certain matters. Following his initial response via an affidavit to the questionnaire, another questionnaire was submitted via the Attorney General's Department.

Meanwhile, the special Police security will be deployed near and within the Commission premises due to the Premier's arrival. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, the first ever Prime Minister that has been summoned thus to testify before a Presidential Commission of Inquiry, is also expected to submit a second affidavit before testifying.

(Ceylon Today)

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