Committee appointed to investigate Minister Chandrasekaran

[TamilNet, Monday, 27 October 2008, 19:01 GMT]
Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse has appointed a three-member special committee chaired by the Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake to investigate the conduct of Minister Periyasamy Chandrasekaran over his support to Tamilnadu political leaders in support of the LTTE and Sri Lankan Tamils while holding a cabinet minister post in the Sri Lanka government. The other members of the Committee are Nimal Sripala de Silva, Leader of the House and Minister of Health and Nutrition, and Dinesh Gunawardene, Chief Whip of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and Minister of Urban Development.

The special committee is expected to hold sittings after Ratnasiri Wickremanayake who is currently on an official visit to Japan and China returns to the island.

Mr.Chandrasekaran is expected to be summoned before the committee to give his explanation on the allegation against him.

The committee will present the conclusion of the investigations to Mahinda Rajapakse, government party sources said.

 

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