Bribery Commission is full of corruption: Maithri Gunaratne

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The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption which was established to inquire into corruption was full of corruption, United National Freedom Front Secretary Maithri Gunaratne charged.

“The Director General and couple of Commissioners of the Commission are reported to have purchased three Mercedes Benz cars worth Rs. 4.5 million each on rent basis in such scenario where they have been provided with three luxury vehicles by the Commission. It is utterly misappropriation of public funds,” Gunaratne told a news briefing today.

“The other funny thing is that although these three newly purchased cars are electric motor cars, it was reported that they still get the fuel allowance granted by the commission,” he said.

“On the other hand, there is an official in the commission who frequently goes abroad in the first class or the business class. According to the information we gathered from an official of the commission, he goes overseas to buy sweets and other food items for his family members,” he added.

He said it was the funds of the people that were being used for these journeys.

Nevertheless, he said the Director General of the Commission used to spend funds between Rs. 6mn to Rs. 7mn to get his office cabin repaired.

“Is this we should expect of a commission like this which has been placed to investigate corruption and bribery? They should set an example for others instead of involving in misappropriation of public finds,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 21

  • Ceylon Tuesday, 11 September 2018 11:46 PM

    Very correct.otherwise during last three years thousand plus thieves in jail.

    johan Wednesday, 12 September 2018 09:09 AM

    Because MS removed Dilrukshi and replaced with corrupt offcials

    Wise Donkey Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:15 AM

    OMG what can you expect from them, if this is true. other than more corruption.

    GH Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:36 AM

    Well said sir. You seem an honest and patriotic person.

    Vijay Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:42 AM

    Such a sad situation, looks like the country is sinking lower to the depths due to these criminals, god bless Sri Lanka.

    Ranil Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:55 AM

    No wonder these rogues and criminals escape law so quickly, these crooks must be getting paid heftly, Mr. President are you both blind and deaf? Open your goddamn eyes sri lanka is going downhill. Where are the values in this country?

    nihal Wednesday, 12 September 2018 02:29 AM

    Nadutha hamuduruwange, Baduth hamuduruwange

    Lokka Wednesday, 12 September 2018 03:15 AM

    So, these officers should also be remanded.

    Jude Wednesday, 12 September 2018 05:02 AM

    That's part of the training they get!!! Corruption starts from home!! Yeah!!

    neil alvis Wednesday, 12 September 2018 06:32 AM

    well the first thing the current president did we to kick out the then bribery commissioner as she was closing on president's SLFP people and probably on him too. probably if this person was there things would have been ddifferent. time to set up another commission to investigate the bribery commission! omg what a joker country we live in and the president seeking the return of expats!!!

    Dee Wednesday, 12 September 2018 06:45 AM

    We have so many comedy characters now! Anyway, when was the Mercedes EQ concept car brought to LK? And 3 of them? That does not need fuel! Any other model of MB needs fuel.

    Sam Wednesday, 12 September 2018 07:20 AM

    This guy is the latest mouth piece of rajapaksa's on his pay roll . For his eyes now everyone looks like corupted except Rajapaksa and company

    Jaliya Wednesday, 12 September 2018 07:58 AM

    The cars may be electrically driven, then why these people are still receiving the fuel allowance ? Tells us a whole lot about their honesty ... all we do is write up comments after comments on each article ... none of these will make a damn bit of difference ... typical third world hypocritical and con men. Looses are hardworking tax payers ... looters are the politicos and their corrupt clan.

    aba Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:50 AM

    Complain to FCID

    neil alvis Wednesday, 12 September 2018 06:45 AM

    immediately impound this corrupt officials's passport.

    ravin Wednesday, 12 September 2018 07:34 AM

    Another case for FCID. Investigate as a matter of urgency and forward to special court set up for trial on priority basis.

    Wise Donkey Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:09 AM

    Where and which set up or which man is corruption free in Sr Lanka?

    Janathava Wednesday, 12 September 2018 09:05 AM

    Sorry to say, but there is no hope for SL. Everyone is corrupt...

    Deen Wednesday, 12 September 2018 09:17 AM

    Cannot blame ordinary citizens for not caring for rules of the country.

    Unchikun Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:51 AM

    This fellow is a star class joker. Electricity is fuel. No car runs without fuel. Qualify to rank of Modawansa II. Lovely.

    nk Wednesday, 12 September 2018 01:38 PM

    Very funny, does electric motor cars run without any coast? that's why still allowance granted by the commission, only name is fuel allowance .

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