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Principal nabbed for soliciting bribe

2015-02-06 17:13:54
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Principal ofschool in Mount Lavinia was arrested by the Bribery Commission officials today for soliciting a bribe of Rs.35, 000 to admit a student to grade one.

The parent who had been asked to pay the bribe lodged a complaint with the commission.

Bribery Commission Investigation Division Director SSP Sarath Somaweera Lokuge told the Daily Mirror that the Principal was arrested at his school office while accepting money from the parent.

The Principal’s office assistant was also arrested by the officials for aiding and abating the crime.

The Principal who had allegedly demanded Rs.50, 000 at first had later agreed for Rs.35, 000.

The Principal and his assistant were produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate today, and remanded. (Kevin Kariyawasam)

 


  Comments - 31

  • Silva Friday, 6 February 2015 23:01

    Catching the lizard n leaves the crocodile. Well done EC.

    Reply : 0       3

    Coconut Republic Friday, 6 February 2015 23:51

    Admit the principal to grade 1 , instead. Let him learn ethics but a good start. I am sure all principals will follow one by one. I am watching you! Beware!!!

    Reply : 0       7

    Prem Sunday, 8 February 2015 07:27

    Should charge Rs 70,000 to admit in Grade 1

    Reply : 0       1

    lanka putha Saturday, 7 February 2015 01:14

    Please do not let these two escape the law. The poor child education affected by these fellows .this Government should not put up with this bribe cases

    Reply : 0       4

    Angel Saturday, 7 February 2015 01:35

    Principal with no principles!!!!! SAD!

    Reply : 0       5

    Veda-mama Saturday, 7 February 2015 04:01

    PAGA GAHILLA, BOWAENA BAYANAKA ROAGAYAK. UDA-KATTIYA, KOATI-GANAM, MAEDA-KATTIYA, DAHAS-GANAM, YATA-KATTIYA, SIYA-GANAM. NAMUTH BARAPATHALA PRASNAYA. NAM, NEETHIYA MAE SIYALUDENATAMA PODU-DA?

    Reply : 0       4

    Mevan Saturday, 7 February 2015 04:28

    Good work but this should extend to catch big political sharks past and present if there are any.

    Reply : 0       3

    Bala Saturday, 7 February 2015 06:02

    Another haalmessa. He should have solicited 35 million - then he gets off as it is over the " cut off" marks of the Bribery Commission.

    Reply : 0       5

    FAROOK Saturday, 7 February 2015 06:39

    The last government is to be blamed for this.

    Reply : 0       2

    Premalal Saturday, 7 February 2015 07:01

    So efficient.

    Reply : 0       2

    Yaha Saturday, 7 February 2015 07:04

    looks like general citizens are learning of yahapalayana

    Reply : 0       2

    kokis Saturday, 7 February 2015 07:27

    abating the crime???

    Reply : 0       0

    Waco Saturday, 7 February 2015 07:32

    Sack principal and assistant immediatelylus other other punishments as per the law. If we are to correct this corrupt society be taugh and firm.

    Reply : 0       1

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 7 February 2015 08:03

    All for money. Money is everything, earned legitimately , Money is Nothing earned illegitimately.

    Reply : 0       2

    sanaboy Saturday, 7 February 2015 09:55

    A senior principal with sles gets a maximum salary of Rs 80000/- a month. A doctor who has just got the job gets all inclusive salary of Rs 100000/-

    Reply : 1       2

    kamal Saturday, 7 February 2015 10:29

    There are big school Principals doing this in much much more.

    Reply : 0       2

    jeff Saturday, 7 February 2015 10:59

    well ! one of my friends also paid bribe to admit his Son in a well popular school in Colombo to a Principal through a Assistant.2 years ago.hope this type corruption will be investigate and remove the person involve by the Government authority.

    Reply : 0       3

    Fair N Square Saturday, 7 February 2015 11:04

    what a cheap Principal who doesnt have principle... sigh.. and worst he had to share a petty 35000 with his assistant.. Damn shame....Wonder how he is gonna face his wife kids and family...

    Reply : 0       3

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 7 February 2015 12:33

    Nawalapitiya leading Tamil school Principal, who was connected with Ex-sports minister is also up to this. True information.

    Reply : 0       5

    Horri Jimonis Saturday, 7 February 2015 13:23

    Correct, a very dark guy who was a close companion of the former sports minister.

    Reply : 0       3

    Vijith Pieterz Saturday, 7 February 2015 12:35

    Shame of this man, does he have children? What a curse for his children.

    Reply : 0       5

    J Palitha Saturday, 7 February 2015 13:27

    Yes, this particular Principals children should suffer because of this dirty father.

    Reply : 0       2

    J Palitha Saturday, 7 February 2015 12:37

    There are so many Govt. School Principals are earning money illegally in the same manner. IGP its over to you. trap...one by one.

    Reply : 0       5

    Horri Jimonis Saturday, 7 February 2015 12:38

    Former corrupted UPFA Politicians spoilt these principals.

    Reply : 0       4

    Vijith Pieterz Saturday, 7 February 2015 13:26

    Example the first comment of Bubble Banda, there are somany Principals shared a large sum for Politicians.CID please investigate without further delay.

    Reply : 0       2

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 7 February 2015 13:54

    Bandula

    Reply : 0       2

    John Saturday, 7 February 2015 13:50

    Name @ shame, for the good of the school too......

    Reply : 0       3

    Dr M.L.Najimudeen Saturday, 7 February 2015 13:53

    Those days the teachers were treated like Guru and God. That glory should come againt

    Reply : 0       2

    Ashraff Nazim Saturday, 7 February 2015 14:52

    Please expedite the investigations of the cases involving the big sharks which JVP has already lodged with you.

    Reply : 0       3

    maf Saturday, 7 February 2015 14:53

    I understand. Trying to suppliement his income..Nowadays even the garbage man demands money to remove the rubbish. Everything stinks..

    Reply : 0       6

    Jack Saturday, 7 February 2015 19:14

    The Bribery commission should be investigated for Bribery ,sack all the corrupt official and appoint a new office

    Reply : 0       0

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