Jun 30, 2017

Anti-Corruption Secretariat given no extension! Featured

The Anti-Corruption Secretariat is likely to conclude its activities today (30), as the cabinet has not extended its mandate to accept complaints of serious financial frauds committed during the Rajapaksa regime and refer them to the FCID for investigation, reports say.

The secretariat was set up on a paper submitted to the cabinet by the prime minister.

When set up originally, it had a six month term, and had been given extensions of similar durations through cabinet papers.

However, at its last meeting on June 27, the cabinet received no request to give it an extension.

Complaints it receives have been checked by an accountant, auditor, solicitor general and a senior administrative officer and an intelligence report obtained before being referred to the FCID along with the details it has gathered.