PCoI probing political victimisation: AG to testify today
By Pahan Wijesekara
Attorney General Dappula De Livera is expected to make submissions before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing political victimisation, today (11) morning.
The PCoI probing political victimisation had recently issued summons to the Attorney General to appear before it and make submissions as to why they should not take action against him based on Section 10 of the PCoI Act as the decision taken by the Attorney General to name its Secretary as a witness to the Case Number TAB/504/2019 being heard before the three-Judge bench of the Colombo High Court, allegedly constitutes an act of disrespect to the PCoI.
The Chairman of the PCoI probing political victimisation, Justice Upali Abeyratna said no person has the authority to issue notices to officials to produce information, documents, videos or records related to the probe being conducted into a complaint lodged by interdicted Magistrate Thilina Gamage.
Abeyratna further noted that any such request made to officials is deemed as disrespect of the conduct of the PCol and also as a hindrance to its activities and as such the PCol could take action based on provisions contained in Sections 10 and 12 of the PCol Act.