Former DIG’s wife lodges complaint with Bribery Commission (Video)

Former DIG’s wife lodges complaint with Bribery Commission (Video)

Written by Staff Writer

26 Jan, 2015 | 11:55 am

Wife of former DIG Vass Gunawardene appeared before the Commission to investigate allegations of Bribery and Corruption today and lodged a complaint against the former Government regarding a gold deal which was revealed by her husband .

Speaking to the media after lodging the complaint she stated that this racket where gold belonging to the treasury was being sold off was revealed during the time when DIG Vass Gunawardene was in charge of Colombo North adding that it was army intelligence that revealed this racket.

The wife of the fmr. DIG noted that when her husband was carrying out investigations DIG Anura Senanayake pressured her husband to stop the investigations. She notes that it was following this investigation that her husband and son were sent to prison on various allegations.

Mrs. Gunawardene added that death threats were leveled against her son and herself by various groups who wanted them to remain silents.

Explaing to the media why she decided to come before the bribery commission today, she notes that once the new administration came into power and requested the public to reveal all information they have on irregularities, the former DIG Vaas Gunawardene instructed her to reveal everything.

Responding to a question raised by a journalist on the alleged involvement to DIG Anura Senanayake, Mrs. Gunawardene stated that he was directly involves and that steps will be taken to file charges against the DIG who she claimed was continuing to serve on illegal service extensions ..

Please view video footage of the statement

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