The Public Service Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to clear the former Director General of the the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe from all charges against her.
Issuing a statement, former speaker and the chairman of the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) Karu Jayasuriya said that he is glad that President's Counsel Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, the former CIABOC DG and a Deputy Additional Solicitor General of the Attorney General's Department, who was under suspension based on an allegation that involved an audio recording, has seen some form of justice, even after some time.
"We consider the fact that the Public Service Commission (PSC), which investigated the allegations against Wickramasinghe, has decided to acquit her of the related charges, as an encouragement to the public officials who follow the law according to their conscience," the fomer speaker observed.
"When considering the allegations levelled against Wickramasinghe, it is reflected that certain insidious forces had built up an unlimited power base in the country in the past.
It is also possible to understand how such forces were attempting to deprive the country's leading Commissions of their independence. It is also a sinful act for such forces to prevent her from being promoted by fabricating allegations.
The decision given in relation to Wickramasinghe can be considered as an opportunity to reaffirm the just operation that people expect from independent commissions, which is truly a progressive situation.
It is the responsibility of every responsible party in the country to ensure that such situations do not happen again in our country.
We also emphasise that it is the responsibility of the relevant institutions to serve justice Wickramasinghe, who was subjected to great injustice due to the actions of opportunistic forces.
We kindly request the Speaker of the Parliament and the chairman of the Constitutional Council (CC), Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, and CC members to appoint Commissions that have not yet been appointed," Jayasuriya added.