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BY AJITH SIRIWARDANA AND YOHAN PERERA

COLOMBO (Daily Mirror)-The Committee on Public Finance (COPF) has recommended that the salary scale of the Chairman of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) should be increased.

The Committee has recommended that the salary scale of the Chairman of the Commission established under the Anti-Corruption Act passed by Parliament should be strengthened and the current proposed salary scale be reviewed and approved by the Cabinet. 

This was discussed yesterday (16) when the proposal related to the salary and allowances of the Director General and other members of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption, was referred to the Committee on Public Finance chaired by Dr. Harsha de Silva, for its approval.

The Chair of the Committee emphasized that the position of the head of the main independent institution appointed to stop corruption in Sri Lanka is a special position and the relevant salary scale should be stronger to match its dignity and value.

Officials of the Management Services Department stated that considering the existing salary scales in the judicial service, these salaries were proposed to be similar to the salary scales of the High Court Judges.


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  • DD Friday, 17 November 2023 04:16 PM

    Hold on a minute, folks! Let's maintain the same salary structure, and we can throw in some bonus payments! That way, it's a win-win situation. The Commission won't be hitting snooze, and they'll be chasing those corruption fish like pros. Not to mention, it keeps the citizens' burden/budget low. Imagine this: when they reel in those big fish, using confiscated income to reward the Commissioner. Now that's what I call an incentive to fish for justice!

    Citizen Friday, 17 November 2023 04:31 PM

    Pls tell us so far what have been recovered by your team. Thereafter can make a proposal basis commission percentage from the recovery. So it will be a win-win situation. Otherwise this also will be a additional burden on public on top of 225.

    Steve Friday, 17 November 2023 05:06 PM

    What has the Bribery Commission achieved, other than catching small fish.

    N V Jen Friday, 17 November 2023 06:20 PM

    Why, Is it to desist him from taking any bribes on the pretext of a low salary? What are his and the team's achievements so far?

    Soysa Friday, 17 November 2023 08:00 PM

    Why only this commission. Terms of all members who excelled in their respective professions has to be revised to reap their devoted service to uplift the country. Political henchmen who ruined the country belonging to head-less Admin Services is an exeption!!

    Dee Friday, 17 November 2023 09:16 PM

    Wow! Imagine if these guys are given the opportunity of running this country? Bankruptcy would not be the word!

    Allus Saturday, 18 November 2023 06:27 AM

    Bribing the bribery commission. The Sri Lankan way of getting things done

    Lance Saturday, 18 November 2023 09:31 AM

    The country must have a indipendent Royal commission to investigate all corruption bribery elegal activities by all politicians government officials etc .that's how most develop nations do to protect the country from thives

    Jeewan Muttusamy Saturday, 18 November 2023 06:09 PM

    COPE is that a part of your job to increase salaries? ? You do your job properly unlike that unelected RW!

    Navi Saturday, 18 November 2023 08:22 PM

    Head of an alleged main independent institution called the SLC too got their subsistence allowances increased to $ 700 / day. Why not the Chair of the CIABOC ???


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