Monday, September 11, 2017

Over 1,700 bribery complaints this year

The Bribery Commission has received 1,710 complaints so far this year, said its chairman Sarath Jayamanne.

He said that steps have been taken to further look into 1,020 of those complaints.

According to him, 404 complaints will not be investigated as they
did not fall under the bribery act.

Also, court action has been filed in the past eight months with regard to 51 complaints, 25 in the magistrate’s court and 27 in the high court.

Also, 29 successful raids were conducted this year and 26 persons found guilty of bribery, said Jayamanne.

Giving figures for previous years, he said 3,964 complaints and 3,450 complaints were received in 2015 and 2016 respectively.



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