CID to probe Naveen’s bribe allegation

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Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said yesterday that the Criminal Investigation Department had launched an investigation into the alleged statement by former minister Naveen Dissanayaka that he was offered some Rs. 100 million to stay in the government.


“The statement made by Naveen Dissanayake was damaging to the government, so the government has lodged a complaint with the CID asking it to launch an investigation into the claim,” he said.

 

The following is a transcript of the issue during the media briefing:


Journalist: So are you saying that Mr. Naveen Dissanayake was not offered such amount of money?
Min. Keheliya: I am not sure about it. That is why we have asked for an investigation into the claims. Everything will be come out after that.


Journalist: So whoever the person, who tried to bribe Mr. Dissanayake, had not done any offence?
Min. Keheliya: Both accepting and giving a bribe is an offence


Journalist: Minister Wimal Weerawansa also claimed that the opposition tried to bribe him as well. So is there any inquiry into the claims?
Min. Keheliya: Allegation is against the opposition, so the compliant should be lodged by the opposition itself. But I think, Minister Weerawansa was not the person who made such a statement, but someone else from his party. However, I think it was not clear claims, but Mr. Naveen Dissanayake had clearly said about the offer.

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  • Duminda Friday, 05 December 2014 11:19 AM

    Today Sri Lanka media spokesman looks like a bunch of jokers. What these people are thinking of country?. All fools are living in Sri Lanka?. What goes around comes around men. Tq

    dcn Friday, 05 December 2014 11:23 AM

    Why not inquire into all allegations of bribery whether it is ruling or opposition parties or individuals to clean up the system. Results of the inquiries should be made public.

    hiro Friday, 05 December 2014 11:27 AM

    a shameless one too..

    MS Friday, 05 December 2014 11:28 AM

    Great move. Opposition just telling about bribes.....Please be transparent and do a good investigation.

    ponil Friday, 05 December 2014 07:43 AM

    Giving is a good karma. .during this festive election season. Allah.

    Kris Friday, 05 December 2014 08:52 AM

    Witch hunt has started

    kumar Friday, 05 December 2014 09:14 AM

    please appoint CID to Investigate on SB Desanayaka Election violation celebrate by media conference by him self.

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 05 December 2014 09:36 AM

    This man is a Liar


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