Over 1,600 bribery cases in five years | Daily News

Over 1,600 bribery cases in five years

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption has filed nearly 1, 654 cases against public servants countrywide in the past five years. Of them, 67 suspects were accused of accepting bribes in 2018, Kurunegala District Senior Divisional Secretary W. E. Jayathilake said.

He was speaking at a meeting he had with the Kurunegala District Grama Niladharies at the Bingiriya Youth Training Centre in Kurunegala yesterday.

‘From 1994 to 2017, the Bribery Commission filed cases against a number of suspects over accepting bribes. However, the bribery Investigation Commission has no enough human resources at present to handle the complaints that the Commission receives every day,’ he said. These figures and facts were confirmed by President’s Counsel and Bribery Investigation Commission Chairman Sarath Jayamanne. ‘Although many appeals were made to higher authorities, no positive steps have been taken so far to provide a sufficient number of officials to meet the acute shortage of qualified and experienced personnel to investigate and handle the complaints which were received,’ he said.


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