CIABOC discontinues 2018 MP crossover probe

CIABOC discontinues 2018 MP crossover probe due to 'insufficient information'

by Amani Nilar 19-08-2022 | 5:28 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption has discontinued investigations into the 2018 MP crossovers, which was requested by Transparency International Sri Lanka, citing 'sufficient information not coming to light'.

TISL requested the CIABOC to launch an investigation in the wake of controversial voice recordings released to the public revealing attempts to bribe MPs to cross over in Parliament, during the period when the Parliament was deciding upon who should hold the position of the Prime Minister.

Afterwards, on the 5th of June 2018, TISL filed a complaint at the CIABOC requesting an investigation into the matter, and on 10th of December 2018, TISL followed up with CIABOC, requesting them to expand the investigation, focusing on a statement from then-president Maithripala Sirisena about bribing MPs.

However, the CIABOC has informed after four years that it has decided to discontinue the investigation due to “sufficient information not coming to light”.