The Director General (DG) of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Ms. Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe has been asked to be present at the Parliament by the Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa a short while ago.
The DG was summoned in the wake of protests displayed by about 60 members of the opposition in Parliament today (20).
The opposition members protested over former President Mahinda Rajapaksa being summoned to the Bribery Commission, claiming that it was an illegal move instituted to further a prevailing witch-hunt against the former President.
Comments - 37
minimora Monday, 20 April 2015 08:05 PM
yes you correct, but the question is why the BC is not equal to everyone. example if someone is connected with the current government then BC not investigate them. only the enemies of the current government had been investigated by the BC????
Cynic Monday, 20 April 2015 04:52 PM
If MR is innocent, why are they paranoid?
Dan Monday, 20 April 2015 08:14 PM
Idiot, just look at for he was summoned...if you have even two cents brain, you will realize..
ANTON Monday, 20 April 2015 04:57 PM
IN ADDITION TO HIS OTHER DUTIES, I PROPOSE THE NAME OF FM, SARATH FONSEKA TO BE APPOINTED AS THE BRIBERY COMMISSIONER.
It is clear that majority of people who comment hear are bloody fools with no knowledge or even common sense or even gratitude.... shame on such idiots...
jagath Monday, 20 April 2015 08:29 PM
please refer the waters edge case...president can be summoned...
mohan Monday, 20 April 2015 05:04 PM
why speaker interfering investigation ?
Bala Monday, 20 April 2015 05:05 PM
MR is a normal citizen now. How can he get preferential treatment. Getting back to old tactics.
Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 20 April 2015 08:59 PM
Looks like the ex-Cop Big Brother is thinking that he still has police powers to protect his corrupt younger brother who has looted the whole country.
onlooker Monday, 20 April 2015 05:11 PM
DG Bribery Commission is not answerable to the Speaker. MR is is an ordinary citizen,
Albert Kalupahana Monday, 20 April 2015 05:13 PM
Cynic, before you ask that question, tell me under which Law of the present constitution of Sri Lanka can the DG of the BC summon MR to be questioned? Remember, DG has to act according to the present Law of SL.
hiran gunawardena Monday, 20 April 2015 05:19 PM
How is your twin salary. You doing to good PR work for GAWAPALANAYA
max Monday, 20 April 2015 05:19 PM
This is s joke. MR is an ex executive president of SL. Like CBK, JRJ, RP, DBW etc., So how can he be summoned to any courts in Sri Lanka or otherwise?
Premalal Monday, 20 April 2015 05:22 PM
The former President CBK was investigated, prosecuted and fined for corruption. MS said that MR was the most corrupt so what is this song and dance? And why is MS dancing?
Giabao Monday, 20 April 2015 09:14 PM
This is an utter dishonor to the most highest position in the country. President is elected by people. I do not think it is justifiable to call an ex president for such commissions. Correct thing should have been to visit the ex president and obtain a statement., if it is legal. Anyway the credibility of the BC is also lost.
If there is a complaint of Bribery, the Com. has all the rightsto obtain a Statement, from any citizen. Only the parliamentrains have a chance to protest to to the Speakerand he can only look into that complaint and the speakerhas no rights to direct the BC.
shahul hameed Monday, 20 April 2015 09:52 PM
all the rogues are disturbed now.......
Bala Monday, 20 April 2015 09:53 PM
Then no one need to go when summoned by BC. No one then needs to answer summons from BC.
Kamal Yohan Monday, 20 April 2015 05:48 PM
This is absolute political witch-hunt!
Albert Kalupahana Monday, 20 April 2015 05:49 PM
read the constitution of SL. Then you will know why it is not possible
Piyasoma Monday, 20 April 2015 05:51 PM
Parlimentarians who had their Files with the Former President well protected may be trying to return the favour. Piyasoma
snk Monday, 20 April 2015 05:56 PM
TO BC DG, PLEASE CONTINUE WITH THE DIFFICULT TASK AT HAND. THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS BEHIND YOU!
Abraham Monday, 20 April 2015 05:57 PM
Parliament speaker cannot question the DG of Bribery Commission. Only the President or the Prime Minister can question the DG on summon or investigation. Bribery Commission is now Independently active, They do not work with the advice of the President or Prime Minister neither the senior Cabinet Ministers
raj Monday, 20 April 2015 10:28 PM
will the speaker call former president to parliament to answer to question to the members of parliament. There is no one is god. Everyone is equivalent.
dilip Monday, 20 April 2015 05:59 PM
The big problem is, what they said before the elections can not be proved after. So every body concerned are pretending to be doing their jobs correctly in front of the people. When there were complaints against this lady, she said they were baseless. So what right has she got to question others?
Pasel Monday, 20 April 2015 06:08 PM
Tikiri Bandara Monday, 20 April 2015 06:09 PM
Ali Baba is an average citizen now he must follow the rule of the land. The thieves are still at large, they will protest no matter.
TONY Monday, 20 April 2015 10:54 PM
IS RAJAPAKSES STILL INTERFERING. WHY IS SUCH A FUSS BY THESE MPS WHEN MR IS ONLY ASKED TO MAKE A STATEMENT. DO THEY FEEL THAT MR HAD IN FACT BRIBED TA OVER COFFEE
Sim Monday, 20 April 2015 06:14 PM
Blood is thicker than water
Raj Monday, 20 April 2015 11:27 PM
Question is " Is giving a cabinet position a bribe? " If it is so appointing a PM without a parliamentary majority too can be considere as a bribe!
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RW Monday, 20 April 2015 11:45 PM
It appears that this column has a lot of paid-respondents write comments.
Sambo Tuesday, 21 April 2015 01:12 PM
Because their clothes will be removed in public.
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