Secretary To The President Allows Presidential Commission Probing Political Victimisation To Investigate CID's Conduct Under Previous Government

Secretary to the President Dr. P.B. Jayasundara has issued a Gazette notification allowing the Presidential Commission probing political victimization under the previous government to investigate the conduct of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

The Commission is chaired by retired Supreme Court Judge Upali Abeyratne and comprises Retired Appeal Court Judge Daya Chandrasiri Jayatilleka and Retired IGP Chandra Fernando as members.

This Commission is tasked investigate the political victimization of public servants at the Bribery or Corruption Commission, Police Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) and Police Special Investigation Unit.

It will now have the power to investigate whether the CID was used by the previous government to victimize those who worked closely with the pre-2015 government.

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