State agency corruption probe report given to Sri Lanka president
ECONOMYNEXT – A report on corruption at state agencies between 2015 and 2018 was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena his office said.
President Sirisena appointed a commission on January 17, 2019 to study alleged corruption, misappropriation of property, criminal breach of trust, mis-using state property or priviledges, in state agencies.
The commission was also asked to probe public complaints against state officials in office or those who had been in office earlier.
The commission was chaired by retired Supreme Court Justice Upali Abeyratne, retired High Court Justice Sarojini Weerawardene, retired Auditor General P K A Premathilake, retired Ministry Secretary Lalith R de Silva and former Deputy Inspector General M K D Amarasinghe. (Colombo/Sept27/2019)