Bribery Commission DG resigns

2016-10-17 13:04:11

The Director General of Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe had tendered her resignation letter to President Maithripala Sirisena today.


The DG of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption had in her letter said she wished to resign from her post with immediate effect.

The letter sent to the Presidential Secretariat was to be brought to the notice of the President who had returned from India around 4.30 p.m. today.

She declined to comment further on her decision to resign after her return to the country on Saturday after attending a one-week training programme in Malaysia.

However, the informed sources disclosed that she was disappointed by a recent statement made by the President who is reported to have said that the Bribery Commission, the FCID and the CID were functioning according to political agendas. (Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana)

  Comments - 82

  • Liswom Monday, 17 October 2016 13:12

    JO - den sathutuda

    Reply : 45       125

    Asanka Monday, 17 October 2016 13:14

    Ha ha...after 1.5 years of political honeymoon now the real game begins for Yahapalanaya. Good Luck :/

    Reply : 36       143

    mahsen Monday, 17 October 2016 13:14

    In vain salary increment and other perks. She is not at all suitable to this position . All personal appointments cost SL Gvt. dearly. 1. Arjun Mahendra 2. Dilrukshi 3. Chairman Sri Lankan Air This is not the change we expected.

    Reply : 167       94

    Sam Samarasinghe Monday, 17 October 2016 13:51

    Do you want a person from the JO to be the DG of the Bribery Commission?

    Reply : 46       143

    Premalal Monday, 17 October 2016 14:44

    There are fools and there are idiots but to you Mr. Mahasen goes the prize.The great work you performed to deserve this honour is the failure to recognize that few and rare maybe there are people who value their honour more than money or status.I salute the lady.

    Reply : 30       105

    Veda-mama Tuesday, 18 October 2016 04:12

    You are a great person, Mahsen for exposing your ignorance with pride.

    Reply : 0       5

    willows Monday, 17 October 2016 13:16

    a very wise and courage decision.

    Reply : 23       150

    ziyard Monday, 17 October 2016 13:16

    winners are the joint opposition(JO),they got rid of one of toughest crime busters...

    Reply : 39       172

    Cats paw Monday, 17 October 2016 13:51

    Crime buster Or revenge taker !

    Reply : 148       55

    MajorCrime Monday, 17 October 2016 14:47

    If she is a better crime buster, she should have sneaking to Bond scam to set an example.

    Reply : 38       64

    wikileaks Monday, 17 October 2016 15:21

    crime buster? just for my clarification, how many crimes has she busted so far?

    Reply : 32       50

    Kautilya Monday, 17 October 2016 13:19

    Great Lady.

    Reply : 55       141

    De Silva Monday, 17 October 2016 13:21

    Straight forward lady.

    Reply : 47       139

    Bala Monday, 17 October 2016 13:22

    This is because too much Maitri to crooks and undervaluing good officers while embracing crooks as Secs to Ministries. Swallowing wrong advice off Intelligence branch. What a soup.

    Reply : 17       104

    Mandy Monday, 17 October 2016 13:24

    President lacks experience to realise his friends and enemies and what advice is sincere.

    Reply : 15       121

    Premalal Monday, 17 October 2016 14:47

    What do you expect when you thrust an unknown party secretary to the Presidency.

    Reply : 6       62

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 17 October 2016 15:05

    What more can you get from a Grama Sevaka.

    Reply : 5       67

    dhanu Monday, 17 October 2016 15:23

    Former president could not recognize that kind of people as well.

    Reply : 11       32

    Bandara Monday, 17 October 2016 13:28

    Don't worry Tomorrow She Will Be Appointing As an AG or Judge for Supreme Court aiming Next CJ

    Reply : 19       48

    Nima Monday, 17 October 2016 13:32

    A well deserved slap on the face of yahapalana govt.

    Reply : 10       93

    Dinesh Monday, 17 October 2016 13:33

    We appointed this president to make the people's will for a peaceful, just and corruption free environment a reality. All the while knowing that the breed of politicians in Sri Lanka can never be trusted. But then we also didn't have much of a choice. Despite this, we the people who gave you a mandate must rectify this situation immediately, apologize, step back and work according to the will of the people. And the people also have a responsibility in coming out hard and strong against the actions of the president - Not a god, not a king but a public servant, voted into power to do a job!

    Reply : 8       78

    Dayawathie Monday, 17 October 2016 14:51

    Are you sure you appointed this president ?. I doubt it. You never voted him.

    Reply : 21       4

    gamaati Monday, 17 October 2016 13:34

    we always lose by appointing the wrong men with our precious vote.

    Reply : 5       78

    Premalal Monday, 17 October 2016 14:49

    Dead on

    Reply : 3       28

    malij Monday, 17 October 2016 13:40

    A lady with real guts. Straight forward, and unbending to the end The nation salute her for a job well done, even half way. She has more guts in her little finger than the backboneless politicians in their whole body, who came to power riding our votes promising to crack down on corruption. Most of them are no better than the bunch of thugs who ruled the country before them as they were part of them.

    Reply : 19       94

    joe Monday, 17 October 2016 13:40

    latest news :new bribery commissioner is from Joint Opposition

    Reply : 16       48

    Be Fair Monday, 17 October 2016 13:41

    is this the response to what MS said the other day.If so will wait eagerly to find the replacement is?

    Reply : 2       42

    citi a Monday, 17 October 2016 15:57

    Mahindanada Aluthgamage

    Reply : 4       22

    malij Monday, 17 October 2016 13:44

    One of the few remaining straight forward government officials who would not bend to lick the boots of their political bosses. Sorry to see her go like this. Thank you for what you have done under tying conditions and all the best for the future.

    Reply : 14       63

    Malith Monday, 17 October 2016 13:44

    She was clearly on a political agenda.. Otherwise why is Arjun Mahendran still not called for investigation for his daylight robbery??

    Reply : 57       42

    Pat Tuesday, 18 October 2016 10:08

    Lalith WeerathungaNext appointee

    Reply : 0       0

    BR Monday, 17 October 2016 13:44

    A courages lady wish her all the best.

    Reply : 18       52

    Shelly. Monday, 17 October 2016 13:49

    More resignations to follow. We are going to have a new P. M. and a new Govt. via DM Android App

    Reply : 25       33

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 17 October 2016 14:42

    MS made a foolish speech and trapped by MR and the looters.

    Reply : 10       36

    German Jacob Monday, 17 October 2016 14:43

    Bear it in mind Ranil is not a easy man - Mr. MS

    Reply : 12       23

    B S Perera Monday, 17 October 2016 13:54

    MS should get MR's advice on the next appointment

    Reply : 20       33

    Kadupol Jothywansa Monday, 17 October 2016 14:40

    MS spoke very badly disgracing PM in order to satisfy and absorb the looters again.

    Reply : 5       35

    Premalal Monday, 17 October 2016 14:52

    He will because he is running scared. This is our hero.

    Reply : 3       9

    My friends friend Monday, 17 October 2016 13:54

    Quo vadis? Perpetual treasury file has to be handled sooner or later. Better run away before that !

    Reply : 8       31

    Arjuna Monday, 17 October 2016 13:55

    This decision is against Hon. PM's instruction and DG should have to wait till PM arrival to SL

    Reply : 15       18

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 17 October 2016 14:38

    Yes she was selected by the PM and she has to wait until PM comes. No hurry !!!

    Reply : 1       17

    kamal Monday, 17 October 2016 14:01

    She is not impartial. Because treasury bill suspects are not questioned.

    Reply : 19       30

    Soldier Monday, 17 October 2016 15:39

    Fools does not understand that the bond issue is not comes under bribery.

    Reply : 10       24

    Rasheed Monday, 17 October 2016 15:44

    Did anybody lodge a complain with Bribery Commission for her to probe?

    Reply : 2       20

    vithura Monday, 17 October 2016 14:03

    If this resignation is the result of interference in performing her duties, then we all who expect to see corrupt politicians consigned to the garbage heap should really be concerned about the happenings lately.

    Reply : 0       33

    malij Monday, 17 October 2016 14:10

    Double crossing of the highest order of the people, by the politicians who got elected by them. Ven Maduluwawe Sobhita thero would have been aghast at the way the thing are going if he had lived.

    Reply : 0       36

    Kautilya Monday, 17 October 2016 14:11

    MS should get advice from Gota to appoint new Bribery DG

    Reply : 6       27

    Sandaruwan Monday, 17 October 2016 14:12

    Yes its a good decision to resign

    Reply : 3       25

    J Palitha Monday, 17 October 2016 14:45

    It is good for the looters of our nation in the previous regime, not for peace loving people.

    Reply : 1       25

    RajaN Monday, 17 October 2016 14:15

    Very disappointing and betrayal of trust

    Reply : 10       10

    mike Monday, 17 October 2016 14:19

    I thought one day our Hon.President will be honoured with a Noble Peace Prize for his work.Now all hopes for better Sri Lanka fades away the way his Excellency openly criticising the independent commissions and it's work and officers.

    Reply : 3       37

    Kadupol Jothywansa Monday, 17 October 2016 14:48

    MR made MS a lunatic now and to take wrong actions and wrong versions. Poor fellow he is going to be under the foot of MR and cry like those days.

    Reply : 6       23

    nethan Monday, 17 October 2016 15:47

    you just cracked a joke nicely! well done ah

    Reply : 1       7

    Gayan Monday, 17 October 2016 14:20

    She should not be allowed to get away so easily. She should be investigated for politically motivated bias during her tenure.

    Reply : 40       13

    Freddy Monday, 17 October 2016 14:20

    Corruption, drugs, terrorism etc are ongoing and it's takes time but what is most important currently is running the country to surplus by hook or crook. Even Tamil ltte terrorism took 30 years to end and their cells are all over the World supported by all Tamils. Bribery Commission should educate the people and get the peoples and informers help to prosecute Corruption slowly, and gradually. If politically motivated than it defeat is purpose.

    Reply : 3       14

    RM Monday, 17 October 2016 14:25

    Next Director General Udaya Gammanpila?

    Reply : 2       17

    haris Monday, 17 October 2016 14:25

    What about appointing CBK. Most honest woman.

    Reply : 14       9

    nan Tuesday, 18 October 2016 09:55

    yes -this is good and will be another waters edge

    Reply : 0       1

    kaboos Monday, 17 October 2016 14:25

    The resignation withdrawn after the meeting with PM and President.

    Reply : 6       11

    Sudu Monday, 17 October 2016 14:37

    Please Blame MR for this Or I can't sleep tonight.

    Reply : 8       22

    dana Monday, 17 October 2016 14:37

    ohoma yamu via DM Android App

    Reply : 5       5

    Nalin Perera Monday, 17 October 2016 14:49

    She has done the right thing instead of bowing down to cheap political gimmicks and bankrupt politicians of the so called Joint opposition. I hope the vast majority of honest, clean and straight people in the CID, FCID and Bribery Commission will follow suit.

    Reply : 3       26

    RAZA Monday, 17 October 2016 14:52

    It was expected long ago.Sri Lankan public service only recognises Yes Men. She will be not allowed to do a job by people in the corruption is part of society.Mahendra knew this in advance.So he made the brave move to play out the country in TB.

    Reply : 3       18

    Hubert Monday, 17 October 2016 15:06

    Majority who are educated made good comments they must appoint an expatriate. Bad words irresponsible statement and spoiler

    Reply : 1       14

    S kumara Monday, 17 October 2016 15:14

    Yes u can run away for now. But what u have done will follow u till your die.Repayment will be at high cost of interest

    Reply : 20       2

    Arnold Monday, 17 October 2016 15:18

    This is they beauty of yahapalanaya. People are able to criticize the government and still be alive. If it was MRs time this woman would have disappeared and fed to salt water crocodiles, without a chance to say a word.

    Reply : 8       21

    Sharon Monday, 17 October 2016 16:11

    Wake up Arnold... Still dreaming...

    Reply : 10       8

    Kautiya Monday, 17 October 2016 15:20

    Next best person to be appointed is Sarath Nanda Silva

    Reply : 6       11

    Aba Jayasekera Monday, 17 October 2016 15:24

    Why did she not call Arjun Mahendran if she was fair ?

    Reply : 11       20

    WALKIE TALKIE Monday, 17 October 2016 15:26


    Reply : 3       15

    Rimzan Monday, 17 October 2016 15:27

    This country can never be made as long as there is brainless buffoons running the country!

    Reply : 1       29

    raj Monday, 17 October 2016 15:37

    That is really sad

    Reply : 1       13

    Maya Monday, 17 October 2016 15:38

    Contrary to his earlier announcement, even if he run for the next presidential election MS won't make it. All started as he tried protecting his misbehaving son.

    Reply : 1       18

    Mr Perfect Monday, 17 October 2016 15:41

    You cannot blame the individual on performance as orders come from the very top. We all know there are rouges within the government but nothing can be done due to the top politicians who are corrupt and need to fool the masses saying we are taking action but only by words.Sri Lanka a "Comedy Central"

    Reply : 1       7

    WALKIE TALKIE Monday, 17 October 2016 15:54


    Reply : 1       17

    kautilya Monday, 17 October 2016 15:59

    How about appointing an another Grama Sevaka as new Bribery Commissioner.Not necessarily from Polonnaruwa

    Reply : 2       18

    Pibi Monday, 17 October 2016 16:02

    Since 1948 we yet have not got the right kind of leadership at any level. That is why this kind of things happen.

    Reply : 2       13

    Blessing Monday, 17 October 2016 16:32

    Maithri was a wrong choice to be the common candidate.

    Reply : 3       19

    John Tuesday, 18 October 2016 10:02

    ...until now?!

    Reply : 0       0

    Vernon Monday, 17 October 2016 16:57

    All of you please remember that a resignation has to be accepted to be effective. This has not happened so far.

    Reply : 5       12

    N V Jen Tuesday, 18 October 2016 00:56

    As usual Party Politics has over taken the interests of the nation. President's outburst is outrageous.

    Reply : 1       8

    ra Tuesday, 18 October 2016 04:55

    MS has proven everyone in Sri Lanka and around the world that he is the student of MR's politics.

    Reply : 1       8

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