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Bribery COMM. CHairman TO QUIT?

Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) Chairman, Justice T.B.Weerasuriya is likely to tender his resignation, well-informed sources said. Justice Weerasuriya was a forthright judge during his tenure as a Supreme Court judge and also continued his work with the same diligence as the CIABOC Chairman. The recent remarks by President Maithripala Sirisena with regard to CIABOC has extremely upset Justice Weerasuriya and he has expressed his desire to quit his job. He had explained that his continuing in his post would be an embarrassment.

Justice Weerasuriya has also worked for the Judges’ Institute and has been a much sought after legal academic.

In the meantime, the initial reaction of CIABOC Director General Dilrukshi Wickramasinghe was also to tender her resignation but she is likely to hold on until the President and Prime Minister get back to the country from their foreign trips this week.

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to attend the BRICS Summit in India from October 15-16 while Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is off to Brussels to re-negotiate GSP Plus.

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Hello - Justice TB Jayasuriya is a well read very intelligence very impartial judge, started his judicial career as a Rural Court Judge ended and up as a Senior Supreme Court. You cannot find a quality Judge in Sri Lanka like him. President must do his best to keep him in this Bribery Bosses' position- President must make a public interpretation of the speech he made. Or else appoint (outside good governance) our Tsunami Chief Justice Silva (JO's favourite guy). Both were Supreme Court Judges.; (But they are like AHASATA POLA WAGE- ) bye- Nihal Gunatilake

The recent comments by Prez. Sirisena on the subject were totally inappropriate, unwise and shallow. He exhibited very poor statesmanship by making that speech. It was a very low level attempt to please the gallery. What did he achieve by that. He simply encouraged the crooks who robbed billions of Dollars from our country and discouraged the very mechanism that fights corruption. If somebody in the cabinet is trying to politicize these institutions, he should have put his foot down and told them where they got off without washing dirty linen in public. Very poor show. Mr. President, shame on you. I am really disillusioned. Hope you realize your catastrophic mistake and correct yourself.

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