Bribery Commission Director General tenders resignation

dilrukshi-dias-wickremesingheThe Director General of the commission to investigate allegations of bribery or corruption, Dilrukshi Dias Wickremesinghe, has tendered her resignation from her post.

Wickremesinghe, who just returned from overseas, sent her resignation letter to President Maithripala Sirisena.

Wickramasinghe assumed duties as the Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption, on 12th February 2015.

She submitted her resignation just days after President Maithripala Sirisena warned that he will be compelled to take action against politicising the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID), Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC).

The President had said he had conveyed this message to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The President’s statement drew strong reactions from civil society and some political parties in the opposition.

The Janatha Vimukthi Pramuna (JVP) had sought a clarification from the President over the statement he made.

The JVP said the statement made by the President was very serious and seems like one which challenges the mandate he received from the voters on January 8, 2015.

The JVP also said the President’s statement that the investigations units could be operating on a political mandate cannot be taken lightly.

According to the JVP, making any statement which could undermine the work of investigations on corruption, goes against the mandate given to the Government. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Dilrukshi is not a Politician, and a bribe taker or bribe giver. So she cannot survive in that position under Sri Lankan Scenario. That was my thinking when I happened to observe her in the Independent Square leading a procession against Corruption where many professionals participated. She was straight forward brave but you cannot swim in a river upwards where there are unknown currents and crocodiles. No one can swim. She at least attempted. Mr Clean alias Ranil has also tarnished his image by defending a Singaporean Citizen a family member of Free Lanka Group founded by Kattar Aloysius.

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