The Public Service Commission of Sri Lanka has reportedly decided to release from all charges the former Director General of the Bribery Commission, Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, who is under suspension of service.
Wickramasinghe was interdicted and sent on compulsory leave by the Public Service Commission following a tape recording of a telephone conversation being uploaded on Youtube and broadcast over sections of the media in September 2019.
The telephone conversation had taken place between Wickramasinghe and Avant-Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi, reportedly related to a question of legal procurement, while the former Solicitor General was at a dinner with former Minister Vajira Abeywardena.
The Public Service Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to release Wickramasinghe from all charges based on the previous reports issued by experts from Moratuwa University and the Government Analyst Department.
The expert reports claim that the tape recording of the telephone conversation had been edited and doctored.
At the time of the incident, Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe was serving as the Deputy Additional Solicitor General to the Attorney General’s Department.
It is also reported that Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe who is currently in retirement is to receive her salary arrears and necessary privileges going forward.