Probe into funding source for Nil Balakaya workshop

An investigation is underway into the source of a Rs. 14 million funding for a hurriedly-arranged leadership training for Namal Rajapaksa’s Nil Balakaya members just before the 2015 presidential election was announced.

The training took place at the National Youth Council from October 2014 to 02 January 2015, with the NYC bearing around Rs. 3.5 million of the expenses, the CIABOC has found in the investigation.

The NYC has spent the money in violation of all regulations to fulfill a plan by a political party.

The commission summoned Namal Rajapaksa and questioned him on March 31, while several ministers and state officials are under investigation as well.

Certificates signed by Mahinda, Maithripala

Participants of the workshop were given certificates, signed by the then SLFP chairman Mahinda Rajapaksa and general secretary Maithripala Sirisena.

Nil Balakaya, the youth organizing reforms committee of the SLFP functioned to promote Namal Rajapaksa to national level political leadership.