Storing of paddy at Mattala: Ranil can’t appear before PCoI till Presidential Poll is over
Posted on October 17th, 2019

Courtesy Ceylon Today

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing the corruption of the current administration yesterday (16) that he could not appear before the PCoI until the Presidential Election is over.

Wickremesinghe was to appear before the Commission on 18 October to testify over the decision to store paddy at the Mattala Airport in 2015.

Summons for the Prime Minister to appear before the PCoI was issued on 14 October. 

The Police officers attached to the PCoI visited the Mattala Airport and observed approximately five million rupees worth of damages which have been sustained to the buildings by the storing of paddy.

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