FICAC's legal eagles leave
Friday, July 08, 2011
THREE prosecutors of the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) have left the country after the terms of their contracts ended on Monday.
FICAC spokeswoman Erica Lee confirmed that manager legal Madhawa Tennakoon and senior legal officers Sanjeewa Dissanayake and Ragitha Siriwansa returned home after completing their contracts.
Ms Lee said the lawyers joined FICAC in 2009.
She said two other prosecutors, Nawarathne Marasinghe and Vincent Perera, were still in the country.
Ms Lee said the prosecutors came in after the first three and their contracts were still in effect.
As for replacements, Ms Lee said FICAC was dealing with the matter and an announcement would be made at the right time.
Messrs Tennakoon, Dissanayake and Siriwansa are belived to have left the country on Monday.
Mr Tennakoon had been involved in many of FICAC's high profile cases such as the prosecution of former prime minister Laisenia Qarase and former NLTB general manager Kalivati Bakani. He also led the prosecution in the trial against businessman Ratu Sakuisa Tuisolia.
Ms Lee said their departure would not affect FICAC's operations.
July 08, 2011
Military regime glosses over departure of FICAC prosecutors
The news that we broke on Wednesday on the issue of the forced resignations and hasty exit of three (and not four as we reported) Sri Lankan prosecutors of the Fiji "Independent" Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) has been predictably glossed over by the illegal and treasonous military regime via their spokesperson, Erica Lee.
The real story, we have no doubt, will see the light of day soon.