Oct 18, 2017

2014 rice importation fraud to be probed! Featured

An investigation will be conducted into a Rs. 3,000 million fraud in 2014 in the importation of 250,000 metric tons of rice, says minister Mahinda Amaraweera.

A COPE report mentions the subject minister at the time and the officials behind the incident, he says.

Amaraweera said those responsible would be brought to book irrespective of their positions.

Meanwhile, COPE sources say a file containing important details of this fraud has gone missing.