Corruption: Legal action against three ministers doubtful after Dilrukshi’s removal

by Zacki Jabbar


Legal action over corruption allegations was to be instituted against three Ministers this month, but with the removal of Bribery Commissioner Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, it appears uncertain.

Informed sources said that pressure had been brought on President Maithripala Sirisena to remove Dilrukshi by the Ministers concerned.

The efforts of the Bribery or Corruption Commission would be revealed in the coming months if it is allowed to act without any interference, the sources noted.

"We hope that no pressure would be applied to prevent the said Ministers being hauled up before courts. A fourth Minister is also being mentioned, but we do not know the reason for that", the sources claimed.

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