Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Police investigate bribery complaint against opposition lawmaker
Tue, Feb 4, 2014, 12:52 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka police say it has begun an investigation into a complaint lodged against an opposition lawmaker receiving a bribe several years ago.

The police headquarters have commenced investigations regarding a complaint filed against United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera that he took a bribe when served as the Minister of Ports and Civil Aviation in the UPFA government.

The charge has been made by a coordinating Secretary of the former Deputy Minister late Sripathi Suriyarachchi.

The complainant has charged that the MP had received a bribe exceeding Rs.200 million to grant approval to construct a building pertaining to customs warehouse clearance outside of the harbor.

The complaint has been handed over to the police headquarters with a sworn affidavit, the state-run radio SLBC said.

Both Samaraweera and Suriyarachchi were sacked by the UPFA government in 2007.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Over 50 harassed Sri Lankan housemaids return home from Kuwait
-- [4 hours ago]
Measures to develop Oluvil Harbor with the participation of state and private investors
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka court extends order banning garbage disposal at Muthurajawela wetlands till 3 August
-- [5 hours ago]
NDB records highest ever Profit After Tax of Rs. 2.3 billion for the first half of 2017
-- [6 hours ago]
Government requests petroleum workers to return to work
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka government declares fuel distribution an essential service amid strike by CPC workers
-- [8 hours ago]
Congressional caucus on Sri Lanka renewed for the 115th Congress
Sri Lanka Central Bank introduces a new Primary Issuance System for Treasury Bonds
Main suspect of Nallur shooting remanded till 8 August
GMOA calls off strike after discussions with Minister of Law and Order

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.