Former Prime Minister of the illegitimate government, MP Mahinda Rajapaksa, has stated that he denies allegations made by the UNP that he took over the government for fear of facing court cases.
Responding to questions raised by journalists at a function held at the Abhayaramaya in Narahenpita yesterday (6), he made this statement.
However, that is not the truth. The report issued by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) provides proof in that regard.
The Presidential Commission has clearly proposed that the civic rights of Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa – one of the responsible parties of the petition (PCI/95/2015) filed with regard to non-payment of dues to the Independent Television Network (ITN) – must be removed. Furthermore, relevant legal provisions have also been explained.
Six parties have been named as respondents for this particular petition.
They are, 1. Hewage Anura Siriwardena, 2. Wijesinghe Pandithage Aruna Murthi Wijesinghe, 3. Jayasinghe Arachchige Upali Ranjith, 4. Dileep Priyantha Wickramasinghe, Keheliya Bandara Dissanayake Rambukwella, 6. Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa.
The charges are;
1. Appointing Anura Siriwardena as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ITN media network, when there were no vacancies available.
2. Causing a loss to the ITN through telecasting Rs 101,773,058.00 worth Mahinda Rajapaksa’s advertisements, issued by Media Factory, free of charge.
3. Causing a loss to the ITN through telecasting Rs 2,467,812.00 worth Mahinda Rajapaksa’s advertisements, issued by Media Solutions, free of charge.
4. Causing a loss to the ITN through returning Rs 8,863,768.00 worth Maithripala Sirisena’s advertisements, obtained from Victory Advertising, without telecasting them.
5. Causing a loss of Rs 112,904,638.00 to the ITN through altering rate card, which is, charging double for allocated airtime for Sirisena, while charging less from Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Sirisena’s lies exposed!
Accordingly, stories told by President Sirisena about corruption in the Yahapala Governement, in an attempt to justify his move to appoint Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister, are clearly lies.
There is nothing new to write about the plot hatched by the Sirisena-Mahinda coalition. We reveal this information because it’s very important that the public understand these facts.
Below are recommendations issued by the Presidential Commission in relation to the accused parties.