Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa was summoned to the Presidential
Commission inquiring into serious acts of fraud and corruption. Former Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasuriya was also summoned to the Commission today.
Basil Rajapaksa was interrogated at length on investigations carried out against the former chairman of the Up Country Development Authority. This authority was earlier under the Economic Development Ministry. As such Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa was grilled as he was in charge of this Ministerial Portfolio during the past regime.
Meanwhile, Former Police Chief Mahinda Balasuriya was also summoned to the Presidential Commission today. He was summoned to the Commission to be grilled on the according of Police Security to a group which did not comprise Parliamentarians, when members of the National Freedom Front joined the Government during the previous administration.