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::

* Bribery Commission of Sri Lanka has no material to commence investigation against Chairman
Sun, Feb 9, 2014, 09:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 09, Colombo: The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption in Sri Lanka has said it has not found material to commence an investigation against the head of the Commission.

A Commissioner of the Bribery Commission has been quoted in the local media as saying that there is no "material upon which an investigation need to be conducted" against the Commission's Chairman of the Commission, former Supreme Court Judge Jagath De Silva Balapatabendi.

The comment has been made in relation to a complaint lodged by Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Sunil Handunnetti against the Bribery Commission Chief on January 1, 2014.

According to the local media report, one-man Commissioner of the Commission is reported to have acted under Section 4(2) of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Act No 19 of 1994 which states that the "Commission should be satisfied that a complaint made is genuine and that the said complaint discloses material upon which an investigation ought to be conducted."

The Commissioner has said that he had reviewed the complaint and found that the Bribery Commission Chief had not been involved in a corrupt act.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Eastern Province CM condemns tri-forces boycott, says everybody should apologize
-- [41 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Marxist party to protest against the government
-- [1 hour and 16 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Northern Province CM eager to meet Jayalalithaa
-- [3 hours ago]
Ceylon Chamber and Fair Deal to help Sri Lankan Importers source goods at 'Factory Prices
Sri Lanka has become a paradise for investors - Mangala Samaraweera
Sri Lanka's Northern PC aborts motion to congratulate Tamil Nadu CM
State Secretary of Norway to visit Sri Lanka
New amnesty period declared to surrender illegal firearms
Floods in Sri Lankan capital, water levels rising in rivers in south
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh discuss further strengthening trade relations

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.