18 September, 2020

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Director General Of Bribery Commission Quits, Following Sirisena Attack

Just days after President Maithripala Sirisena launched a scathing attack against the Bribery Commission, FCID and CID, Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), Dilrukshi Wickramasinghe today handed over her letter of resignation to President Maithripala Sirisena.

Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe

Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe

The decision comes just days after Sirisena accused the Commission, FCID and CID of working in accordance to political agendas.

Addressing an event last week at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Sirisena said that he had informed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and the Cabinet of Ministers at a special meeting that ‘if the CID, FCID and the Bribery Commission act according to a political agendas’ then he would be compelled to take some tough decisions.

“I have not spoken about these things before, but I have been forced to do so and if necessary even take action,” he said.

Sirisena’s outburst however drew criticism from across quarters with even civil society organizations and political parties highlighting that Sirisena had forgotten his original pledge of taking action against corrupt officials during the run up to the Presidential Election in January last year.

Civil Society organisations which played a key role in electing President Sirisena in January 2015, have strongly condemned his high pitched speech at the ‘Sathviru Sanhinda’ programme held at the Sri Lanka Foundation on Wednesday the 12th October 2016.

The organisations, Purawesi Balaya and the National Movement for a Just Society last week reminded Sirisena of his election manifesto and urged the allegation leveled at the Bribery Commission to be withdrawn. This is besides requesting him to end the intimidation of other investigative bodies.

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    People like MS,RW are too corrupted by party politics and their egos to run our country..In the meantime, Gon Gamaya just went number one on my political shit list..People will curse you some day,you lying son-of-a-bitch.

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      It seems the drama is over, there will be no prosecution for any crimes committed.

      My3 was elected to prosecute criminals and money launderers, now he is doing the opposite, made those involved in the investigation to resign..

      So what this yaha ha ha palanaya all about?

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        Good riddance of this fat and lazy woman who was Ranil’s puppet, and acted in a most unprofessional way and did not finish a single big ticket corruption case against a corrupt politician.

        Today Gotabaya Jarapassa, the white van murderer and war criminal is triumphantly free, boasting that the Bribery Commission has not found anything on him, and getting ready to be the next President of Lanka. Meanwhile Arjuna Mahendran who conducted day light robbery at the Central Bank is Ranil’s Advisor!

        Dilrukshi should return her tax free car and apologize to the people of Sri Lanka who are cursed by their corrupt politicians ans their stooges like Dilrikshi.

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    Then what is the alternative?
    An impeachment motion on the President ?
    Who will bell the cat?
    Can the Leader of the Opposition give a hint on the matter?
    Or does the army have any ideas?
    Would any one venture a valid comment?

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    Look at the performance of CIABOC for past 18 months without emotions. They could not SUCCESSFULLY prosecute a single case.

    It was just arresting corrupt for few weeks and releasing them. Basil, Namal, Gammanpila, Mahindananda etc etc. Furthermore nothing happened in large corrupt cases like the Treasury bond scam. It was just a mere circus.

    This is what the President stated in his speech. Under the circumstances what is the purpose of continuing with people like this?

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    What happened to the pretty picture of Dilrukshi, why is CT using this unflattering picture of her, I have nothing else to say!

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      Inconvenient Words – Haven’t you heard? “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”!

      But then when your idea of ‘beauty’ is the Rajapakse family, what more can one say???!!!

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    The one who should resign is My3. He has proved himself to be inept and now corrupt to the core. But he is a person of very low calibre. Resigning is too honourable.

    Problem with Dilrukshi was that she was sandwiched between two factions. The Ranil faction and the My3 faction. It was impossible to please both factions. She even had to turn a blind eye to the wholesale Car Import Permit corruption – so much so Nagananda Kodituwakku had initiated action against her. She was under immense pressure from all sides and I can understand why she resigned. I am sure My3 will be happy. I wish she had made a statement at the time she tendered her resignation. My3 will ensure the next appointee for the post of Director General of CIABOC will be one who will toe his line.

  • 8
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    DEar Dilrukshi,

    I believe you made ONE mistake. That is going out the way you did.

    A person holding such a high profiled job should have held a media conference and explained the reasons for leaving by stating the circumstances under which it was not possible to continue.

    Officials of the government should show some spirit, and not go out without a whimper.

    Politicians are becoming disgustingly too high handed and this must stop. They come and go, but the officials carry out national policy as THEY think fit.

    That should have been the way.

  • 4
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    Aiyo Sirisena,

    Time to send you to finishing school. If you have problems with your PM and the cabinet, you discuss it with them. Instead you went to the public and CRIED foul! Please look up the word diplomacy in the dictionary. Scared of the RAJAHORA coming back in to power you want to spare your neck.I think the lady did the right thing. As a presiding head of the commission she should be able to act impartially, not being harassed by these thugs.

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    This women would have quite long a go…she takes too long to take action. .just like her body. .

  • 3
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    We chased away a Kesara Sinha Raja and put a jackal in its place. And now we have to suffer for our decision.

    Yeah, I know, the Kesara Sinha Raja is a carnivore who demands 100% loyalty. He may also be taking a lion’s share of the forest resources. But he will never eat grass.

  • 2
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    There is a secret pact between Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and the President. Milinda Moragoda had arranged a meeting with President and Gotabaya.

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    Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Wimal,Namal,SB, has hailed President Maithripala Sirisena’s fiery speech on Wednesday that drew sharp criticism from civil society and opposition political parties and exposed a major rift in the ruling UNF-SLFP coalition.

    At this rate Yahapalanaya is gonna crash land very soon!!

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    Sirisena is illiterate . He cannot speak English, a moran

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      English is just an another langauge only. French leaders never spoke English. So, dont make it a reason here.

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