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* 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.

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