Sri Lanka opposition calls for removal of anti-corruption chief

COLOMBO (EconomyNext) – Sri Lanka’s main opposition leader Nimal Siripala de Silva asked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to remove the director of the island’s anti-corruption commission over a probe in ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Opposition legislators protested against the summoning of the ex-President to the bribery commission from yesterday, creating an uproar in parliament.

The newly appointed director general of the Commisison Against Bribery and Corruption, Dilrukshi Wickramasingha has called several senior figures associated with the last regime for statements. She also questioned Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran over a controversial bond sale.

Speaker Rajapaksa said the Bribery Commsision should keep all matter confidential and make sure that information is not leaked to the media so that preliminary investigatons can be completed confidentially.

The parliament is expected to debate an amendment to the constitution Tuesday.

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