Anti Corruption Secretariat closed down

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By Ajantha Kumara Agalakada   

The Cabinet decided yesterday not to extend the official tenure of the Anti Corruption Secretariat, Sources revealed.  

At the Cabinet meeting held yesterday chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena, this decision was taken. Accordingly, this committee which functioned for about 28 months would now cease to function.

The tenure of the office of the Anti Corruption Secretariat ended on 30th June and a Cabinet paper had been submitted at the last week’s Cabinet meeting requesting that its tenure be extended by another year. The tabling of this paper created a tense situation during the Cabinet sessions, and the actions of the secretary of the Anti Corruption Secretariat were severely criticized by the President.

The President, at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting instructed that all complaints received by the Anti Corruption Secretariat be directed to the Bribery or Corruption Commission, to the Attorney General’s Department and other investigative institutions.