Civil society groups express concern

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By Yohan Perera   
Two civil society groups,  yesterday expressed concerns over the government’s failure to extend the Anti-Corruption Committee Secretariat (ACCS) term of office which ended on June 30.   

 

DM_20170704_A001-198The Anti Corruption Front (ACF) adviser Keerthi Tennekoon said the failure to extend the tenure of the Secretariat has sent down the drain 29 investigations against ministers and secretaries of the present government and some 700 investigations against various officials attached to the previous government. He said 42 cases filed by the Attorney General after the completion of investigations were also hanging in the balance as of today.  


“There are no issues with regard to these cases because the ACCS is not a party to any of them,” Mr. Tennekoon said.   


Meanwhile, the Voice Against Corruption (VAC) National Organizer Wasantha Samarasinghe told Daily Mirror he would disclose some vital details on the non-extension of the term of office of the ACCS. “We will reveal the details on this matter at a media briefing tomorrow,” he said.   

 

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