Cabinet Committee on Economic Management asks FCID not to probe procurements after 2015
Posted on April 17th, 2017
Courtesy Sunday Times
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Management (CCEM) has asked the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) not to probe procurements after 2015.
The move means that only procurements before 2015, which were under the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration, would be probed.
They have been told to direct all such investigation to the National Procurement Commission. At a recent discussion, it was noted that the FCID summoned public officers for investigations on procurement issues.
The CCEM has said it is of the view that procurement issues could be handled by the National Procurement Commission.
How come the CCEM is giving directions to the FCID? This is the multimillion-rupee question.