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Contempt action against Namal Rajapaksa

The contempt action filed by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), against Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa, is to be taken up at the Supreme Court today.

The Director General of the Commission filed contempt action against the MP on June 30 for allegedly disrespected the authority of the Commission by failing to appear before the Commission without reasonable cause, and failing to produce an affidavit over an investigation on the assets of the MP.

In her complaint, the CIABOC Director General Dilrukshi Dias Wickremasinghe requested the Supreme Court to initiate proceedings against Namal Rajapaksa for the offence of contempt, under Article 105(3) of the Constitution.