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The newly elected Director General of the Commission to Investigate Complaints of Bribery or Corruption, Dilrukshi Wickramasinghe, today said that she had put forward an idea of having a separate court to hear such cases related to bribery and corruption because of the sheer number of complaints that the Commission had received.


She said they had held discussions with the Justice Minister in this regard among others related to the Commission when the minister visited the commission last morning. “We are also short of 48 cadres for the Investigation Department among other vacancies that exist. We were assured that we will be given new officers but deploying new officers and utilizing them is the main challenge we face,” Ms. Wickramasinghe told a news conference today.


While stressing the need to safeguard the independent nature of the Commission, she vowed to have zero tolerance towards corruption. She said she would topple the ‘corruption tree’ in the island with the support of everyone, though it might take a long time to achieve the goal. “Our duty is to create a culture where there is a zero tolerance towards bribery and corruption. I repeat zero tolerance,” she re-iterated.


Ms. Wickramasinghe said they were going through about 1,600 complaints at the moment and that a majority of cases had been referred for investigation. She assured that each and every complaint would be looked into and referred to the relevant department. “We will not set a case aside just because it was against a legislator. We will go through all the cases separately. However, we have received a considerable amount of complaints which are not under the purview of the Commission. I must also warn those who make false accusations against people that the commission recently lodged indictment charges against three persons for making false complaints,” she said.


Meanwhile, she stressed the importance of putting the Commission in order before looking into the accusations of others. “People can complaint on the number 076-7011954 or the e-mail address- dgbribery@gmail.com if they have any evidence against the Commission’s officials,” she said.

(Lahiru Pothmulla and Sanath Desmond)

Video by Sanath Desmond
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  • Gini Kirilli Friday, 20 February 2015 11:56 AM

    Wow.... kata nam wedi wage........ wadath ehema wei. All the best !

    kamal Friday, 20 February 2015 08:27 AM

    Sometime we can trust gmail than our own domains, as our systems admins also misused last regime lot, SLT is one good example.

    ANTON Friday, 20 February 2015 08:43 AM

    HELL OF NOISY THUNDERING AND LIGHTNINGS, BUT STILL THERE IS NO RAIN........ THUNDERING TYPHOONS !!!!!!!

    prasanna Friday, 20 February 2015 09:08 AM

    First investigate the complaints already received then we can send more

    Bubble Banda Friday, 20 February 2015 12:28 PM

    Madam, immediate arrest on this fellow is appreciated.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 20 February 2015 12:30 PM

    We trust in you Madam, you are a Iron Lady could see this fellow is arrested with his brothers

    draconian Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:44 PM

    Phone number on this article is wrong. It should be 0766011954. Please publish a rectification of this important telephone number.

    Bubble Banda Friday, 20 February 2015 12:31 PM

    Believe me still he is getting bribes using his Gangsters in Nawalapitiya. This thug should be arrested soon Madam.

    public Friday, 20 February 2015 09:26 AM

    you sir made my day. LOL.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 20 February 2015 12:34 PM

    To cover his thuggery

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 20 February 2015 12:37 PM

    Madam send your officials and check all his Bank Accounts

    prasanna Friday, 20 February 2015 11:17 PM

    why not UNP thugs?

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 20 February 2015 12:40 PM

    Madam he played out Board of Control of SriLanka funds left

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 20 February 2015 12:42 PM

    Madam arrest all the UPFA thugs (Ministers) who played out Public Funds.

    Optimist Friday, 20 February 2015 09:35 AM

    Ranga! the DG is atleast trying her best to foster a culture where there is zero tolerance, you can see how tough her job is based on the limited resources. So let them stick to there word and show by deed while we remain vigilant about how the commission goes about.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 20 February 2015 12:43 PM

    Definitely Madam will trap three guys at once Duminda, Aluthgamage

    Veda-mama Friday, 20 February 2015 09:39 AM

    HOPE YOU WILL HONOUR WHAT YOU HAVE PROMISED. WE WILL KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED UNTIL WE SEE THE OUTCOME.

    sacre blieu Saturday, 21 February 2015 09:24 AM

    Hope your mind is intelligently vibrant , your soul is pure and your will and courage is as strong as you appear and you can summon the energy for the long hours to devote to your arduous and challenging task ahead of you. Go for it ( jugular).

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 20 February 2015 12:45 PM

    She is not a easy LADY.... she is a ideal Lady appointed by our President, for sure all the UPFA rats will be trapped before elections.

    mangala Saturday, 21 February 2015 09:39 AM

    Only the Madam personally will know the password for Gmail account.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 20 February 2015 12:51 PM

    Be patient, Madam will show rain soon after capturing all the idiots.

    Nims Friday, 20 February 2015 12:53 PM

    Madam, act now- immediately before it is too late. If not your job too will be for less than 2 months

    Prem Nath Friday, 20 February 2015 12:53 PM

    Blistering Barnacles.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 20 February 2015 09:54 AM

    Madam, kindly act fast on the complaints against Duminda, Mahinananda

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 20 February 2015 09:55 AM

    Welcome Madam, we trust you that you will take appropriate action against MR

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 20 February 2015 09:58 AM

    She seems to be very strict and honest. Hope she will take appropriate action against UPFA - Weerawansa followed by Duminda

    J Palitha Friday, 20 February 2015 09:59 AM

    So many complaints against Mahinananda Aluthgamage as he had got bribe using his Political Power. No action so far???? Madam its over to you.

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 20 February 2015 10:01 AM

    Madam BIG fish Weerawans has 8 Garment Factories

    Karl Saturday, 21 February 2015 10:27 AM

    What about the allegation of unlawful encroachment to forest reservation by your husband that was reported sometimes back.

    Saman Kularatne Friday, 20 February 2015 01:26 PM

    Under normal circumstances I would have said this in a much more lewd way.. But to make this more diplomatic and civilized, let me put this in this way... "Just Flatulence, no excretions"...

    DayaWeerasinghe Friday, 20 February 2015 01:55 PM

    Arrest somebody....make us believe theres law and justice in Sri Lanka,enough of all this bla,bla,bla....!

    TONY Friday, 20 February 2015 06:27 PM

    PLEASE PASS ON SOME OF THE CORRUPTION CHARGES TO THE DEPT OF INLAND REVENUE TO HOLD SEPARATE INVESTIGATION WITH REGARDS INCOME TAX SO THAT THEY CAN COLLECT SOME MONEY

    Freebird Friday, 20 February 2015 02:05 PM

    a lot of work ahead madam via DM Android App

    Lasith Friday, 20 February 2015 10:33 AM

    Ranga, gmail is the most secured domain. Had they used slt.lk or any other local domains it will be hacked in minutes. Let the lady walk the talk and we public be alert....

    vivi Friday, 20 February 2015 06:46 PM

    Unbelievable! such higher powered position do not have resources and personals for the workload. So many unemployed folks with loads of appropriate qualification to provide time and diligence for the project and this woman come with excuses and transfer of responsibility!

    ANTON Friday, 20 February 2015 11:21 AM

    I AM EAGERLY WAITING TO SEE THE FIRST PERSON WHO IS GONNA BE PUNISHED BY THE DG MADAM, DEFINITELY HIS/HER NAME WILL BE ENTERED IN THE HISTORY BOOK.

    ranga Friday, 20 February 2015 07:07 AM

    The power of the commission can be guessed from the email address.

    charmaine mathews Friday, 20 February 2015 11:21 AM

    a woman had to come to make it right. Thank God good work keep it up

    kukka Saturday, 21 February 2015 06:38 AM

    Sounds like you hv known well the excreta of MARA. It does not digest easily

    vivid Saturday, 21 February 2015 06:40 AM

    She has just taken over you moron. Grumbling is by the commissioner MARA henchman

    hiran Gunawardena Friday, 20 February 2015 03:06 PM

    wow really please make your jump start with SATHOSA LOKKA at finance ministry. that will be a good one via DM Android App

    Lakashman DeSilva Friday, 20 February 2015 03:10 PM

    "Thunder lightning and imn Rain, eeri weeri rings agin" Macbeth opening scene


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