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The Colombo High Court today sentenced a former principal of a school in Panadura to eight years in prison after being found guilty of accepting a bribe of Rs. 25,000 to admit a student to grade one in 2008. (Yoshitha Perera)

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  • ANTON Tuesday, 29 August 2017 03:23 PM


    Shehan Tuesday, 29 August 2017 04:26 PM

    In SL law applies for ordinary citizens to date. I wish

    mnsmart Tuesday, 29 August 2017 06:06 PM

    Rob in billions to get away

    Daily Boru Tuesday, 29 August 2017 04:13 PM

    Justice for the poor and less powerful is adhered to the perfection in this paradise island.

    Sharon Tuesday, 29 August 2017 04:22 PM

    Good. How many years for Rs. 5 billions?

    Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 29 August 2017 04:50 PM

    If it is assumed that MR robbed 1 billion US dollars from Sri Lanka, he would have to be imprisoned for 6 million years

    Kumar Tuesday, 29 August 2017 05:55 PM

    Tiger fund collectors in Europe who are still living in luxury forced the expatriates to hand over thousands of dollars,who is going to punish them?

    Rubert Wednesday, 30 August 2017 02:22 PM

    "It is assumed"? So you want punishment for your assumption. do you? This principal has been caught taking bribes, it is markedly different language which you may not understand.

    ceylon Tuesday, 29 August 2017 04:59 PM

    why justice took so long time . via DM Android App

    Brainmaster Tuesday, 29 August 2017 05:08 PM

    Yes he has to be punished but NOT like that. Sentence is too high. At the same time the big criminals roam free and sit in parliament. via DM Android App

    Saman Tuesday, 29 August 2017 07:37 PM

    Yes bcoz this is wonder of world not Asia. Classical example is this.

    Premalal Tuesday, 29 August 2017 08:00 PM

    The definition of small gratification is "Bribe"The definition for astounding gratification "Pride"

    THE DIFFERECE Wednesday, 30 August 2017 07:22 AM

    It is only if the CID sees money (duly marked) changing hands it is a bribe - BUT If one wines, dines, and sleeps in penthouses financed by rouges the CID has no answer !

    ala Wednesday, 30 August 2017 07:01 AM

    Ashamed to be a Sri Lankan. What justice in this cursed country!

    Nandaguptha Wednesday, 30 August 2017 08:46 AM

    When are we going to punish for accepting rental payments for the penthouse, cash payments for purchase the penthouse at Monarch residency by Ravi Karunanayake? Will there be charges for this massive,well documented bribe.

    Ptremalal Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:12 AM

    It looks like that this man either did not know of the "I know nothing" defense or the legitimacy of the defense had not been communicated to Judges.

    Anura Wednesday, 30 August 2017 02:28 PM

    The best news I have heard for a long time. My brother paid half a million to send his son to a big school and I am furious. This disgusting practice of discrimination of poor kids because the principals have reserved places in the school for those who could afford must be scuttled at whatever the cost. Regardless of any other politician or a public servant not being punished for taking bribes or corruption, school principals must be severely dealt with. The school is the place that lays the foundation for a lot to become a man and that has to be a clean place. You don't want to send your son to a robber's house or a drugstore for day care, do you?

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