(Lanka-e-News -12.May.2017, 6.30 PM) Lanka e news recently made an exposure in regard to the sly moves and maneuvers resorted to by a group of conspirators led by Saman Ekanayake , the secretary to the prime minister (P.M.) aimed at closing down the Anti Corruption Committee . It is a well and widely known fact that the primary and paramount task of the good governance government that came into power following the rainbow revolution was to completely stamp out corruption and frauds that raged in the country during the corrupt nefarious decade of ex president Mahinda Rajapakse , and the Anti Corruption Committee was launched to facilitate these tasks , and root out corruption in toto .
Following the exposure of Lanka e news , the media unit of P.M.Ranil Wickremesinghe has issued a special communiqué for the enlightenment of the public . The full text of the communiqué is as follows :
The special communiqué ….
The attention of the office of the P.M. has been drawn to the news reports of the media during the recent past that attempts are being made by certain sections to close down the Anti Corruption Committee secretariat that is under the purview of the office of P.M., and to sabotage its activities.
The Anti Corruption Committee secretariat was established in 2015 to examine the complaints made by the public pertaining to frauds and corruption , and following its scrutiny to transfer those complaints to the Bribery and Corruption Commission or the FCID of the police.
With a view to regularize these tasks and for proper functioning ,a committee comprising representatives of the three Institutions namely , the Bribery and Corruption Commission , the FCID and the Anti Corruption Committee secretariat is in the process of preparing a special report .
It is also being reviewed whether the Anti Corruption Committee shall be continued , changes shall be effected to its tasks , or otherwise , responsibilities shall be vested in the Anti Corruption Committee on par with those of the Bribery and Corruption Commission and the FCID. The final conclusion will be made based on the recommendations of the aforementioned report .
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