A smiling former President Mahinda Rajapaksa leaving the National Hospital on Friday morning after seeing his brother, Basil, former Economic Development Minister warded at the Merchant Ward. The Kaduwela Magistrate last Wednesday (April 22) remanded MP Basil Rajapaksa, under investigation by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID), till May 5 pending further investigations. Before being moved to National Hospital, Basil Rajapaksa was held overnight at Welikada

(pic by Kamal Bogoda)

Bribery DG won’t be replaced

- Justice Minister

Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, PC, yesterday said that Mrs Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) wouldn’t be removed.

The Justice Minister was responding to a group of 116 Opposition members recently seeking Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa’s intervention to get rid of the top official.

Responding to a query, MP Rajapakshe emphasized that the Speaker couldn’t interfere with the DG or any other official of the CIABOC. The minister alleged that seeking Speaker’s intervention was nothing but a propaganda gimmick meant to deceive the public.



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