Bribery Commission can’t file legal cases based on PCOI evidence

Bribery Commission can’t file legal cases based on PCOI evidence

Bribery Commission can’t file legal cases based on PCOI evidence

Written by Staff Writer

28 Jul, 2018 | 4:26 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Director General of the Commission to investigate allegations of bribery or corruption, President’s Counsel – Sarath Jayamanne says that the Bribery Commission is not capable of taking legal actions, based on reports of the Presidential Commissions.

He further stated that the bribery commission does not have the power to file cases based solely on the evidence recorded at the Presidential Commissions and that in order to take legal actions the Bribery Commission will have to summon the people who had already provided evidence at the Presidential Commission and record evidence from them, once again.

Jayamanne noted that amendments are being made to the current regulations and if Parliament approves it, the bribery commission would be able to take action based on evidence recorded at Presidential Commissions.

President’s Counsel, Sarath Jayamanne made this statement addressing the Global Expert Group Meeting on the Jakarta Principles held in Colombo.

 

 

 


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