It was reported by a Sunday paper that the Government Analyst has been called in to investigate a suspicious fire that broke out on Friday afternoon engulfing the building housing the local office of international audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
PwC Managing Partner Sujeewa Mudalige a close associate of the former regime was in Germany at the time of the event. The investigators were keen to interview him.
A fortnight ago, the Commission of Inquiry into SriLankan Airlines had written to PwC asking the firm to provide the files in their possession relating to the incomes of certain former board members of the airline and Central Bank transactions.
Investigators say that many of the paper files — that were stacked along the wall got burnt . Suspecting the Fire may have been orchestrated to destroy the Laptops and the documents.
The reputation damage to PWC a global audit firm would be enormous according to insiders, if implicated.