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.