Northern Provincial Council (NPC) Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran on Monday, said, a three member Committee has been appointed to probe into the fraud and corruption allegations against NPC ministers.
The Committee comprises two retired judges and one retired Government Agent he further said. He said a motion in this regard would be presented at the NPC's next meeting The Chief Minister said the Committee was appointed based on complaints by the public against the provincial ministers.“We have been receiving such complaints now for several years, but these did not carry sufficient evidence. Recently, people have come up with complaints with evidence too. Therefore we decided to appoint this committee to investigate on these charges. We appointed these ministers after assessing their backgrounds and qualifications. Therefore, we cannot remove them just because there are allegations. Further steps in this regard will be taken considering the opinion of the Committee,” he said.