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32 politicos made money through underworld links

12 February 2019 04:35 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Bribery Commission which is investigating 400 complaints received against politicians and government officials said they had gathered assets through various malpractices or through links with the underworld.

A top officer of the Bribery Commission said there were 32 politicians among them. He said the government officials can own assets and properties but they are bound by law to reveal the sources of income or assets. He also said such officials should send reports annually to their chiefs about the assets they possessed. (Sujith Hewajulige)

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  • Sem Tuesday, 12 February 2019 09:49 AM

    Why not reveal their names? Let there be transparency and accountability in the name of 'good governance'

    Don Tuesday, 12 February 2019 09:49 AM

    Not only politicos, Ministry Secretaries, District Secretaries and Chief Secretaries make good income and assets far beyond their annual salary as well as their spouses and children's accounts and assets.

    Jude Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:00 AM

    ONLY 32 !?? MUST be corrected, ONLY 32 DIDN'T make MONEY from UNDERWORLD LINKS!!! YEAH!!

    Mevan Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:02 AM

    Only 32. I thought there are 225.

    GREEN LIGHT TO PROCEED Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:23 AM

    Thanks for the info - have you got the green (pun intended) light to proceed ?

    TONY Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:40 AM


    lost Lankan Tuesday, 12 February 2019 01:26 PM

    Without guessing and wasting time, please reveal names possibly helps the public to refrain from voting these mafia group in parliament as the first step. Guys this is just one officer revealing 32 politicians how about the rest imagine we will have no politicians to contest the parliamentary election.

    parakum Wednesday, 13 February 2019 05:15 AM

    Please name and Shame these politicos. We have the right for this information.

    Kumar Wednesday, 13 February 2019 07:45 AM

    Yeah, all that talk! Leak the names of the culprits. Otherwise it is just hot air.

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