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* Sri Lanka opposition parties criticize delay in investigating Bribery Commission Chief
Tue, Jan 28, 2014, 08:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's opposition political parties, United National Party (UNP) and Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) have criticized the delay in the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) to probe a complaint received against the Commission's head.

The UNP and the JVP say that the Bribery Commission has not commenced an inquiry into the complaint lodged against the head of the Commission, Jagath Balapatabendi.

The complaint was lodged by the JVP on January 1st and JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti said there were concerns over the delay in commencing an investigation.

Observing that the Commissioner should have acted ethically and temporarily stepped down from his post until he was cleared, Handunnetti said the government will have to respond as to why an inquiry has not been initiated in to the complaint.

UNP parliamentarian Sujeewa Senasinghe said that an investigation should have been initiated as soon as the complaint was made.

He said that the delay in holding the investigation has raised questions over the independence of the Commission and the impunity enjoyed by some people.

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