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Over 900 complaints to PRECIFAC: Secretary

12 September 2015 11:25 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption as Abuse of Power, State Resources, and Privileges (PRECIFAC) had received 900 complaints with regard to frauds and acts of corruption while 250 of them had been forwarded to the investigation unit for reference, its secretary Lacille De Silva said yesterday.

Mr. De Silva said 50 complaints out of the 250, which had been referred to the commission’s investigation unit, were being investigated.

He requested the people to forward their complaints with regards to frauds and corruption that occurred between 2010 and 2015 to the Secretary, PRESIFAC, Colombo -07.

He said the commission had been conducting investigations into these cases for the past three months and that it was not an easy task to investigate allegations of fraud and corruption when the relevant officials do not cooperate with the officials of the investigation team.

“Our investigation officials have to get over many obstacles to get to the facts when investigating allegations of fraud and corruption as the relevant officials are hesitant when asked to cooperate with them just as in the case where an army official was found to have lied before the commission when giving evidence,” he said.(Ajith Siriwardana)


  Comments - 7

  • accelerate Saturday, 12 September 2015 10:35 PM

    Govt should wake up and appoint more sub branches with many investigating teams and speed up all cases. AT least over 60 new teams headed coming under 10 heads is a conservative figure.

    Henry Sunday, 13 September 2015 02:02 AM

    Nothing will happen as majority of the crooks are now in Diyawannawa, PRECIFAC Officers should take care of themselves while handling these post-mortem affairs.

    Sapu Saturday, 12 September 2015 04:59 PM

    Then pls punish those thieves and make them pay for the damage they caused

    Wimal Saturday, 12 September 2015 05:10 PM

    It is very essential to investigate corruption and fraud of "YAHAPALANA" during last 180 days

    REALPATRIAT Saturday, 12 September 2015 05:47 PM


    sss Saturday, 12 September 2015 06:52 PM

    another one - former SL ambassador in US pocketed 250000 dollars on purchase of a house for the embassy

    Upul Saturday, 12 September 2015 07:50 PM

    First start the cleanup inside the commission and then start investigations without giving excuses.

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