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::

* Director General of Sri Lanka Bribery Commission transferred amidst complaints against Chairman
Tue, Jul 1, 2014, 10:15 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 01, Colombo: The Director General of Sri Lanka's Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) Lakshmi Jayawardena has been transferred with immediate effect, local media reported.

The official was transferred amidst criticism in media and civil society against the malpractices of the chairman of the Bribery Commission, former Supreme Court Judge Jagath Balapatabendi.

Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Sunil Handunneththi has complained to the Bribery Commission against the chairman of the Bribery Commission over tampering documents, misappropriation of a vehicle and other charges.

The party in January this year handed over a petition to the Commission about bribery and corruption allegedly committed by Balapatabendi in the past six years, which includes the period he was a Judge of the Supreme Court.

The charge first came to light when the United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Sujeewa Senasinghe alleged in parliament that the former judge had used a vehicle which was provided to him allegedly by a vehicle dealer - Harsha Prabath de Silva, whose case was heard before a Supreme Court bench on which the Judge was presiding.

The JVP called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa to suspend Balapatabendi in order to conduct an independent investigation into the allegations of corruption levelled against him.

** Related Story :: Sri Lankan President asked to suspend the Bribery Commission Chairman

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
No objection to move Cecile Kotelawala to National Hospital, court told
-- [1 hour and 35 minutes ago]
Three names recommended for Sri Lanka's next Attorney General
-- [1 hour and 55 minutes ago]
SLFP to take disciplinary action against errant members
-- [2 hours ago]
Rathupaswala water not suitable for drinking, Central Environment Authority informs court
-- [2 hours ago]
MS Rotterdam skipper sees Sri Lanka's southern port as a springboard for growth in tourism
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests five local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing
-- [5 hours ago]
UN Rights Chief meets with Sri Lanka's defense officials
-- [5 hours ago]
Sumith Lal Mendis sworn in as a Western Province Minister
-- [6 hours ago]
Ruling party in Sri Lanka nominates former Army Commander to parliament
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's joint opposition to protest in parliament if not recognized as separate entity

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.