Inside sources said they were surprised at her transfer as she had performed her duties well and was methodical in her investigations, following the necessary legal procedures, despite various obstacles she had to face from her seniors.
However, it was an open secret in the Commission, that she had disputes with the Commission Chairman, Jagath Balapatabendi. There is a complaint in the Commission against Chairman Balapatabendi as well. In terms of the Commission Act, only the Director General has powers to prosecute suspects in bribery cases. Even an acting Director General does not have the authority to do so.
In these circumstances, the Commission has become virtually non-functional. However, the Commission can investigate bribery or corruption allegations and arrest suspects if necessary even without a Director General.
By Niranjala Ariyawansha