Minister of education Akila, answerless before the commission
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 - 10:19
A senior spokesperson for the president’s commission noted that the general secretary of the UNP, education minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam failed to provide satisfactory answers to the questions raised by the president’s commission investigation fraud and bribery.
The minister had been answerless at certain instances unable to prove his innocence before the allegations leveled against him.
The officials of the commission had questioned if any other former education ministers had included their photograph in text books previously.
The minister had been unable to prove so by submitting proof of such an occurrence.
Statements were obtained nearly for two hours from Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam.
Notice was issued pertaining to a complaint lodged against the minister noting that funds had been misused through the inclusion of a photograph of the minister of education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam when printing school text books.