Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, who arrived in Colombo, yesterday for the fifth round of political consultations between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, paying a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena

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PM may be summoned


Chairman of the presidential commission of inquiry probing alleged bonds scams Justice K.T.Chitrasiri yesterday said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would be summoned as a witness if necessary.

Justice Chitrasiri said that already a list of questions had been sent to the Prime Minister, who had been requested to submit his answers by way of an affidavit and another set of questions would be sent to him if necessary.

Justice Chitrasiri said that when the commission received the PM’s answers to the questions it would decide whether the Prime Minister should be summoned before the commission or whether he should make a clarification.




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