The Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) is asked not to probe procurements after 2015 by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Management (CCEM).
According to the newspaper, the FCID has been told to direct all such investigation to the National Procurement Commission. At a recent discussion, it was noted that the FCID summoned public officers for investigations on procurement issues.
The CCEM has said it is of the view that procurement issues could be handled by the National Procurement Commission.
How come the CCEM is giving directions to the FCID?, this is the multimillion-rupee question, the Sunday Times said.
“A key concept that underpins a strong and genuinely democratic relationship between the police and executive is that of operational independence or functional autonomy for the police.” a retied Police officer to Colombo Telegraph.