Information about a great birthday present gifted to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa by the Ports Authority had been revealed before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud and Corruption (PRECIFAC), yesterday.
According to the facts revealed at the PRECIFAC, the Ports Authority had spent public funds of Rs 64 million for the former President’s birthday on November 18, 2010.
The opening of the Magambura Port in Hambanthota had taken place on November 18, 2010 and State Counsel Janaka Bandara informed the PRECIFAC that there is enough evidence to prove that it had been done as a birthday gift for Mahinda Rajapaksa. He presented those videos to the PRECIFAC, yesterday.
The Ports Authority had spent Rs.3.47 million for the stage, Rs.5.6 million for the institute which represented by Bandula Nanayakkarawasam and Rs.4.32 million for Channa and Upuli. Furthermore they have spent Rs.1.7 million to Marians music group for the musical show which had held in the night on the same day. They have popped up the former president’s birthday throughout the ceremony, State Counsel Bandara added.
All these evidence have been found throughout the investigations carried out by Police Constable Priyantha under the inspection of Inspector Anurudhdha.
State Counsel Janaka Bandara had presented these information before the five member committee comprised with PRECIFAC Chairman Judge of the Court of Appeal Preethi Padman Soorasena, High Court Judges Wikum Kaluaarachchi, Piyasena Ranasinghe, Gihan Kulatnga and retired Auditor-General P.A Pemathilake.