A- A A+
Last Updated : Oct 17 2019 10:28PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
J&K Legislative Council abolished; Ladakh Affairs Department shifted to Leh            PM Modi says, Govt committed to build strong and unified India            Chidambaram sent to ED custody till Oct 24 in INX Media case            India urges Pak not to levy service fee on pilgrims to Kartarpur Corridor            Karnataka tops first ever India Innovation Index launched by NITI Aayog           

International News

Sep 09, 2019

Presidential Commission summons Sri Lankan PM

DD News
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been summoned to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCOI) investigating fraud and corruption. He has to appear before it on Thursday and has been asked to give evidence on a complaint regarding the Agriculture Ministry’s building.

The Agriculture Ministry had vacated its building in 2015 after the Prime Minister had put forward a cabinet proposal to use the structure for activities of parliamentary sectoral oversight committees.

The Ministry later purchased a new building by paying monthly rent of over two crore rupees per month.

Today's development comes amidst continuing power struggle between President Maithripala Sirisena and Wickremesinghe, with the former accusing the government of corruption.

President Sirisena had replaced Prime Minister Wickremesinghe last October but the latter was restored by a Supreme court judgement.

The President had constituted the PCOI to probe into serious acts of fraud, corruption, and abuse of power, state resources, and privileges committed by this government.

Meanwhile, Minister of Buddha Sasana Gamini Jayawickrama Perera appeared before the PCOI today to record a statement in another case. He had requested that the PCOI give him another date to submit the relevant documents on the matter.

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 17 (Oct) Midday News 17 (Oct) News at Nine 17 (Oct) Hourly 17 (Oct) (1800hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 17 (Oct) दोपहर समाचार 17 (Oct) समाचार संध्या 17 (Oct) प्रति घंटा समाचार 17 (Oct) (2200hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 17 (Oct) Khabrein(Day) 17 (Oct) Khabrein(Eve) 17 (Oct)
Aaj Savere 17 (Oct) Parikrama 16 (Oct)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 17 (Oct) Samayki 17 (Oct) Sports Scan 17 (Oct) Spotlight/News Analysis 17 (Oct) Samachar Darshan 16 (Oct) Radio Newsreel 17 (Oct)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 17 (Oct) Surkhiyon Mein 17 (Oct) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 16 (Oct) Vaad-Samvaad 15 (Oct) Money Talk 15 (Oct) Current Affairs 11 (Oct)