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Complaints regarding corruption in the state sector could be lodged with the newly set up Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s public relations office, officials of the premier’s office said yesterday.

This was announced by the head of PR at the Prime Minister’s office J. Dadallage and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister’s office Rosy Senanayake yesterday morning.

Mr. Dadallage told journalists that complaints regarding corruption made to this office would then be referred to the relevant investigating institutions such as the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), CID and the Bribery Commission.

This was in reply to a question posed to him by journalists as to whether the Prime Minister’s Public Relations office had any mandate to look into corruption. “Some of the issues which various people brought to the attention of the Prime Minister’s office were complaints about corruption and malpractices, which we have referred to the relevant institutions and we will do the same in the future as well,” he said.

Ms. Senanayake explained that the Prime Minister’s office had received 48, 816 complaints from the general public so far this year. She said this comprises various issues they were facing and some complaints of malpractices.

“What we intend doing in this office is to receive the complaints and requests from the general public, refer them to the relevant government institutions and obtain feedback on them,” she said.

She said even issues faced by public servants could also be referred to this office for a solution for a solution to be found.

Prime Minister’s Public Relations Office, which is located in the building where the Anti Corruption Secretariat was housed earlier, was declared open last morning. (Yohan Perera)

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  • BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 21 July 2017 09:51 AM

    How sweet and sounds so so like a fairy tale for this banana republic. So now with this system goodbye to corruption and malpractice ala carte the same crooks who will be handling the new system.

    BOND GATE Friday, 21 July 2017 12:00 PM

    Many other bond gates will die a natural death public at this "relations office " - No investigation -> no reports -> no court cases . EXCEPT OF COURSE THE PRESIDENT APPOINTS A COMMISSION FOR EACH OF THESE " complaints and requests"

    IN THE CLOUDS Friday, 21 July 2017 12:03 PM

    " You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time" -- . Abraham Lincoln

    ceylon Friday, 21 July 2017 10:12 PM

    what done to the 3000 plus corruption complaints allready in cidfcidbribary commition .no action.when action takenfines are rp 1000. via DM Android App

    Chita Friday, 21 July 2017 11:04 PM

    I have a complain against the big rogue( Alibaba)who wanted and hand-picked Central bank robber Mahendran the foreigner ,as head of central bank and his team, the collaborators who were signed COPE report after placing foot notes.Now every Jack and Jill know what happened in central bank and in whose mind was it initiated- could you investigate this or just sweep it under the carpet


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