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Wednesday, April 289, 2015 - 06.21 GMT

A Cabinet Sub Committee to instruct the DIG of the PFFID


President Maithripala Sirisena has told the United Peoples Freedom Alliance members that he would take measures to appoint a Cabinet Sub Committee to instruct the DIG of the newly proposed Police Financial Investigation Division (PFFID) to investigate into the complaints of financial crimes and frauds.

The President has given this assurance when the UPFA parliamentary group met him at the Parliament complex yesterday.

The UPFA MPs had pointed out to the President that the Cabinet had approved to set up the PFFID on January 21 and that decision was gazetted on February 15.

The gazette notification contained provisions to set up a cabinet subcommittee headed by the Prime Minister to instruct the PFFID.
Yet the cabinet paper did not contain provisions for a subcommittee, the MPs brought to the notice of the President, the parliament sources said.

The PFFID was set up to investigate allegations of frauds and corruption by various ministers and MPs of the previous regime.

A senior UPFA MP said that President Sirisena agreed to take up the gazette notification at the cabinet meeting and to withdraw it if it was proved that there were irregularities.





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