SRI LANKA: Crisis and Militarization in Sri Lanka

[AHRC]

One of the latest incidents highlighting the situation of Sri Lanka is the removal of the Director General of the Bribery Commission, who is the only person legally authorised to sign indictments relating to charges of bribery. Thus, by removing the authorised signatory the possibility of signing indictments has been neatly prevented. Observers have pointed out that this has happened in a background in which the Commission was investigating the possibility of corruption in the purchase of outdated Mig fighter planes. Thus, any possibility of the Bribery Commission filling indictments against some powerful persons has been, as was pointed out above, neatly prevented.

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