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Anti-Corruption Secretariat to be disbanded

The government is planning to disband the Anti-Corruption Committee Secretariat next month. Sources said the government had spent around Rs. 25 million to maintain it.

The office started functioning on Feb. 5, 2015 and the government had spent Rs 10 million on it in the same year and Rs. 12.5 million in 2016 and three million rupees this year.

The objective of starting the office was to assist the functions of the FCID but eventually it had become a mere secretariat processing documents, a senior government officer said.

He said the office manned by retired state officers was a temporary one and it was to facilitate the functions of the Anti Corruption Sub Committee headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and according to its progress report it had only prepared documents for the FCID.

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