PCoI on political victimization to seek legal action against four SJB MPs
Posted on November 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing incidents of political victimization has decided to seek legal action against four parliamentarians of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB).

According to PCoI chair, former Supreme Court Justice Upali Abeyratne, MPs Harin Fernando, Nalin Bandara, J.C. Alawathuwala and Mayantha Dissanayake have allegedly made derogatory comments about the commission and challenged its authority.

It is reported that notices were issued on the four lawmakers to appear before the police unit of the commission to record statements on the matter.

One of its senior officers said these MPs had made the derogatory comments speaking to the media and subsequently filed a complaint with Bribery Commission, claiming that the PCoI’s conduct has challenged the judicial process established by the Constitution and the country’s independent judiciary.

In the meantime, reports revealed that the PCoI chair has made a request from the President to extend the term of the commission until the 23rd of November.

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