The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption is expected to resume its raids and new investigations after the appointment of three new commissioners within the next two weeks, internal sources confirmed to The Nation. The appointments are due to be made by the proposed Constitutional Council that is to be set up.
The commission’s investigations had been hampered and it had been unable to conduct raids after the resignation of one of its commissioners, L.K. Wimalachandra on May 15. Therefore, the commission has stopped accepting new complaints after the two remaining commissioners had failed to agree on the functioning of the commission without one of its members. This was confirmed by the Commission’s Director General, Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe.
Sources disclosed that the Bribery Commission has more than enough cases to complete even though the commission had stopped accepting new complaints. Accordingly, the commission is continuing its investigations into existing cases.