Daily Mirror Editorial Need for a proper probe
This is a serious allegation from which the new government should clear its name. They cannot treat this as a trivial matter. If there are frauds and abuse of power by the resigned Director General during the previous regime, that too should be properly investigated. But in the same tenor, the reasons behind his sudden resignation should also be disclosed.
During the presidential election, those who backed the common candidate Maithripala Sirisena stressed the need for proper systems in place so that whichever the government that comes to power would not be able to abuse the system. The passing of the 19th amendment inclusive of the independent commissions was a major step towards this. The determination and the statesmanship shown by President Sirisena in getting the amendment passed aptly demonstrated how committed he was to restore the democratic process in the country.
Therefore the public expects President Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to look into these two pertinent matters and resolve them, not allowing anybody to take political mileage out of them as these two incidents have evidently given ammunition to the opposition to trash the new government which ended the abuse of power by the previous strong-man Mahinda Rajapaksa.