Lanka News Web has received information about a trio of corrupt officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It has been reported that the above officials are behaving the way they want, misusing political power and protection. The main culprit is a person who was promoted to a higher rank straight from a junior position. He had even received a promotion although he had been accused of assaulting a female officer of the same ministry, internal sources said. This officer, who begged for the love of the above female officer, had assaulted her within the ministry premises after her rejection.
He had been assigned the duty of coordinating foreign media during the war period, and many foreign media institutions have complained about his conduct.
He receives the support of a clerk working in the same section. As reported, they had been engaged in human trafficking business. They illegally sent people to Italy, France, Japan, England and the USA. They received the assistance of an employee of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Italy. It has been revealed that they charge between Rs.2 to 4 million per person.
A female officer working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who is in charge of administrative tasks of the ministry, is supporting these two persons and she receives a commission for her service. In addition, it is reported that this female officer is the person who hide the complaints against these two.
Even though the above-mentioned clerk was to be transferred to another institution in five years, he had been working in the ministry for over twelve years. Although he was once transferred to the stores section over allegations of sexual harassment, he was reinstated to his previous position.
The corrupt officers always claim that they will be safe regardless of the allegations against them. It is also reported that they claim that they are the ones who wash the plates of the President during foreign tours and are close to the Prime Minister too.
Even though we attempted to get in touch with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Thilak Marapana, we were unable to contact him.