The Cabinet of Minister has approved a proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to set up an Anti-Corruption Secretariat which will investigate into large scale corruption and malpractices of the previous government.
The Secretariat, according to the proposal, will deal with the large scale corruption and malpractices alleged to have taken place during the previous government and take legal action against such actions.
The proposed Secretariat is also tasked with the provision of making recommendations to prevent such corruptions and malpractices in the future.
The government earlier decided to appoint a special Presidential Commission for inquiring into large scale corruptions.
However, the Cabinet has now approved the setting up of an Anti-Corruption Secretariat.
The Cabinet has also approved the establishment of a Financial Crimes Investigation Division under the supervision of the IGP to investigate into large scale financial transactions including money laundering activities.