CBK Intervenes Following President's Controversial Speech

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has intervened to bring down the tension withing the 'good governance government' especially after the controversial speech made by the President on October 12.

Political sources say that Kumaratunga met with the President, the Prime Minister and Minister Malik Samarawickrama in a special discussion following the speech last week, before the President and Prime Minister went abroad.

However, following the speech by President Sirisena, the Bribery Commission Director General resigned from her office.

Sirisena severely criticized the Bribery Commission in his speech, especially for taking three former navy commanders to court.

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