|Saturday, 01 March 2003|
by Sarath Malalasekera
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probing the complaint made by Agriculture and Samurdhi Minister S. B. Dissanayake against Bribery Commissioner Kingsley Wickremasuriya yesterday said that they will forward the statements of the Commissioner and two other officers, Peter Gunatilleke and Sarath Nandasena of the same Department, to the Attorney General to obtain his advice to take the necessary action.
On Wednesday, the CID recorded a statement from Kingsley Wickremasuriya, a member of the Bribery and Corruption Commission Department.
The Bribery Commissioner appeared before the CID on a directive by the Colombo Fort Magistrate and Additional District Judge M. N. Macki Mohammed on Monday.
The CID was brought into the matter when Interior and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunge forwarded a letter sent to him by Agriculture and Samurdhi Minister S. B. Dissanayake alleging that Wickremasuriya had violated secrecy clauses of the Commission.
Minister Dissanayake has alleged that the Commissioner met President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga with details of an investigation into Samurdhi funds, along with two officers attached to the Bribery Commission.
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