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Bribery And Corruption Complaints Go Unheard

Aug 1, 2010 3:02:16 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption has received 530 complaints since the Commission’s term expired on March 29 this year.

However, no fresh investigations can be initiated until members are appointed to the commission, an official from the Commission said.

The appointments to many independent commissions have been delayed due to the non constitution of the Constitutional Council in accordance to the 17th amendment to the Constitution.

Therefore, complaints received by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption can be investigated only after the Commission becomes fully operational with the appointment of three new commissioners.

The Commission has three members, two of whom should be retired judges of the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeal, and the third should be experienced in crime investigation and law enforcement.

The members are entitled to a five-year term of office.