Jabs won’t deter bond probe commission



By Sham Nuwan Ganewatta


The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing Central Bank-Perpetual Treasuries bond scams yesterday stressed that it wouldn’t be influenced by statements made by various persons regarding evidence given before it and also suggestions in respect of those whom they believed should be summoned.


The PCoI comprises Supreme Court Judges K. T. Chitrasiri and Prasanna Sujeewa Jayawardena and former senior Deputy Auditor General Kandasamy Velupillai


The following is the full text of the statement issued by the PCoI. "Our attention has been drawn to some comments and reports in the media regarding; (i) whether the evidence of witnesses who have recently given evidence before this Commission of Inquiry is relevant to the matters this Commission of Inquiry is required to investigate and inquire under mandate issued to us; and also (ii) suggestions made by various persons regarding other witnesses who they consider should be summoned by this Commission of Inquiry.


"We wish to state that this Commission of Inquiry has been careful to ensure that only witnesses whose evidence is clearly relevant and necessary to this Commission of Inquiry have been summoned to give evidence before us and that the evidence obtained from these witnesses is relevant to this Commission of Inquiry.


"We also wish to make clear that, this Commission of Inquiry will not call witnesses whose evidence is not necessary or irrelevant merely because various persons express opinions in the media or at another forum that such witnesses should be summoned by this Commission of Inquiry.


We wish to emphasize that this Commission of Inquiry is governed by the mandate issued to us. We cannot go outside it."


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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