The Cabinet decided to initiate investigations into the failure on the part of the Commissioners of the Bribery Commission to dispense with complaints lodged with it during the last four years, a minister said yesterday.
Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe told the Daily Mirror the Cabinet took the decision yesterday after a considering a proposal by him.
Rajapakshe, a Colombo district candidate of the United National Party (UNP), noted as many as 1,900 complaints had been lodged with the Commission during the last four years, but only a handful of cases had been looked into.
The Minister said two commissioners had virtually been sitting on the complaints, particularly against the politicians.
“We will initiate inquiries against these two commissioners. Only after we appointed a new Director General, we were able to start investigations and to file action. In fact, there are bribery charges against these two commissioners. But, no investigation has been done,” he said.
“We want to build public confidence in the system in dealing with bribery and corruption,” he said.
The UNP-led alliance has pledged to enact strong anti-corruption laws in case it is elected to office. It has been announced in the manifesto. (Kelum Bandara)
Comments - 5
Bala Thursday, 30 July 2015 07:31 AM
These were MRs appointments through his infamous 18A when he could appoint anyone to any position including SC judges. That is how he covered up his own and others of his corrupt regime.
de silva Thursday, 30 July 2015 08:17 AM
You should have started this during the 100 days period .It is too late now.They might leave the country without informing anybody.Wait and see
Sincere Thursday, 30 July 2015 03:09 PM
Horu still heluwen!
Premalal Thursday, 30 July 2015 07:21 AM
We shall believe when it happens.
Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 30 July 2015 07:28 AM
Bribing a bribery commissioner?? From where can we have "above human" characters to fulfill their duties/obligations.
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