By Manopriya Gunasekara
Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera is expected to make a request to the Public Service Commission (PSC) next week to take disciplinary action against Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe over an alleged telephone conversation made with Avant Garde Owner Nissanka Senadhipathi after confirming the authenticity of it, sources at the AG’s Department said.
Sources said Ms. Wickramasinghe, the second in command at the AG’s Department, was expected to resign due to the situation prevailed in the aftermath of the phone conversation which was being circulated in social media platforms.
“In the event she failed to resign, the AG is expected to make a complaint to the Public Service Commission,” they said.
Ms. Wickramasinghe served as the Director General of the Bribery Commission from 2015 to 2016 and went back to the AG’s Department soon after. After a while of serving at the department, she tendered her resignation to the AG but withdrew it before the AG sent the letter to the Public Service Commission.
Sources said it was a serious matter for an AG’s Department’s official like Ms. Wickramasinghe to maintain a connection with someone like Mr. Senadhipathi who was accused of accepting a commission of Rs.35.5 million to operate a floating armoury in the seas of Sri Lanka.
Sources said acceptance of such a commission was an act of corruption according to the Bribery Act.
- Ms. Wickramasinghe expected to resign due to the situation