Petition filed over Bribery Commission’s alleged “failure”

Petition filed over Bribery Commission’s alleged “failure”

Petition filed over Bribery Commission’s alleged “failure”

Written by Staff Writer

19 Dec, 2016 | 3:16 pm

Attorney-at-Law Nagahalanda Kodithuwakku filed a petition at the Supreme Court citing the failure of the Bribery Commission to investigate the sale of tax -free vehicle permits that are provided to members of Parliament.

The petition notes that the Bribery Commission has exploited its powers as the complaint which was lodged by him few months ago, at the Bribery commission had not been investigated.

He also noted that the sale of these tax-free vehicles will incur losses to the state amounting to billions. The petition notes that the exploitation of powers vested in the MPs is a breach of the bribery and corruption act.

Ninety three persons including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Secretary to the UNP, Minister Kabir Hashim and the Attorney General were cited as respondents of the case. Ninety persons who are said to have purchased these vehicles have also been named in the petition.

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