Cabinet decides to extend term of anti-corruption committee secretariat

f525928d26841a773893302587c8b9b0_XLCabinet has decided to extend the term of the Anti-corruption Committee Secretariat (ACCS), the Government said today.

ACCS was established on a decision made by the Cabinet in 2015 to receive and facilitate complaints on serious fraud and corruption.

It was later proposed to restructure the anti-corruption institutional structure of the country and to establish a fully-powered Serious Fraud Office which is similar to the Serious Frauds Office in UK.

The proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, to continue the operations of the ACCS until a new institutional structure is introduced, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. (Colombo Gazette)