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Video: Man claims he was arrested because didn’t bribe jailors

5 October 2015 01:06 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A man, whose brother is a suspect in remand custody, charged today that prison officers were soliciting bribes from him to talk to his brother and had arrested him when he refused to do so.

“They always ask for money to let me talk to my brother. I gave Rs. 5,000 the previous day too. When I said I have no money today, they arrested me,” he charged.

Meanwhile, dismissing the claim, a prison officer said the man was arrested because he had attempted to send a parcel of tobacco to one of the suspects in custody who was brought to court.

“There are five cases against the suspect in custody. One person came outside and attempted to give him a parcel of tobacco when he was caught. He is now fabricating a story,” Colombo Remand Prisons Jailor identified as Vajirasinghe said.


Video by Courts Prasanna

  Comments - 13

  • Thanga Tuesday, 06 October 2015 08:41 AM

    Public servants in Sri Lanka feel no shame asking for bribes more of often from poor people.

    ibadun Tuesday, 06 October 2015 09:00 AM

    if we use better strategy in investigation ....the prison officers face is the excellent evident ..

    Leo Tuesday, 06 October 2015 09:12 AM

    The big ones are galavanting around the world while lawlessness still prevails. via DM Android App

    sacxre blieu Tuesday, 06 October 2015 09:27 AM

    From the womb to the tomb ,it is bribing all the way, Sri Lanka style. Look at all the religious sites and the ever increasing crowd, all praying to ascend cosmic heights after life ceases to exist , asking the Gods to forgive them , and to invoke blessings on them. There are only a minority who are clean. They use these places to launder their images.

    Premalal Tuesday, 06 October 2015 09:58 AM

    This man may well be lying but when you talk of a rotten service then everything sticks.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 06 October 2015 10:04 AM

    Simply said, it is easy to bribe a Sinhalese.

    punchirala Tuesday, 06 October 2015 10:45 AM

    You missed out Customs!

    tintin Tuesday, 06 October 2015 11:09 AM

    we should use lie detector , polygraph to figure it out.

    sinha puthra Tuesday, 06 October 2015 12:49 PM

    What about custom officers?

    Perumal Monday, 05 October 2015 08:05 PM

    No problem! We have the best jailers and jail guards in the world, who will never fabricate stories.

    Niahl DR Monday, 05 October 2015 08:17 PM

    This is most probably true. It is alleged that these prison officers take bribes, including for a bed for prisoners to sleep in is only given if they are paid money...

    SKS Monday, 05 October 2015 08:39 PM

    The prison officers face says it all!

    sisira Tuesday, 06 October 2015 12:41 AM

    police,jail guards,excise officers,public health inspectors(PHI) those who wearing the same colour uniforms in sri lanka, take bribes is a common habit.

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