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* 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.

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