Oct 12, Colombo: The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) of Sri Lanka has been accused of not following directives of the parliament.
The main opposition United National Party (UNP) has said that the CIABOC has not followed the parliamentary directives and investigate corruption cases amounting to hundreds of billions.
UNP MP and former Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has told parliament that during his tenure as the head of the Committee had forwarded 16 cases of corruption to the CIABOC.
He has explained that while the cases were forwarded in 2007, the CIABOC has failed to inform parliament of the progress of the investigation.
He has added that the then Speaker W.J.M. Lokubandara had ordered the head of the CIABOC to submit to parliament a progress report on the investigations.