Dilrukshi Wickramasinghe who resigned from her position as the Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption (CIABOC) last week, today assumed duties as the Additional Solicitor General.
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday accepted her resignation despite mounting criticism against him, and his recent lashing out at the CIABOC, CID and FCID.
During her tenure as Director General of the Commission, Wickramasinghe launched a series of corruption probes against the former first family, including against the once powerful defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, ex-Minister Basil Rajapaksa and the sons of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. She also commenced investigations against Sirisena loyalists including A. H. M. Fowzie and Piyankara Jayaratne. Her most recent investigation was against Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne.
Many civil society representatives have expressed their displeasure over Sirisena’s decision to accept Wickramasinghe’s resignation.
Meanwhile, Sirisena has appointed Sunethra Jayasinghe, the Deputy Director General of the Commission as the acting director general.