EPC rejects fraud claims
May 8, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) led by Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan has rejected claims of fraud in the council as allegedly claimed in an audit report last week.
A spokesman for Mr. Chandrakanthan, speaking to Daily Mirror online, insisted that such claims were baseless and felt the charges were being raised with a political motive without any evidence.
“Despite reports of fraud or financial irregularities in the Eastern Provincial Council we have not seen any evidence to prove it and both the Council and the Presidential Secretariat have also not come across such claims,” Azad Maulana, a spokesman for Mr. Chandrakanthan told Daily Mirror online.