Matale Wijaya Vidyalaya's former principal Kaluaarachchige Dayawathee was found guilty of soliciting a bribe of Rs.150,000 to admit a grade-1 student and sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs.20,000 when the case was taken up at the Colombo High Court today.
High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga also ordered that the bribe of Rs.150,000 be returned and if in default be sentenced to another five years rigorous imprisonment.
The Bribery Commission filed the case against her on February 8, 2014 on four charges.
The Court found the suspect guilty on all four counts. (Manopriya Gunasekara)
Buddhi Perera Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:29 AM
We should redraft our laws to say that bribes less than Rs. 01 million are illegal.
C.B. Nan Nat Tharage Saturday, 24 March 2018 10:19 AM
What would be the punishment if one forge a bank in official means?
Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 24 March 2018 10:22 AM
Then they have to sentence MR to at least to 1.000.000 years RI
Alston Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:35 AM
people sympathize with him when bigger rogues enjoy all comfort for minutes getting penalized
Roger Halliday Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:14 PM
These are rare cases? But what about the big ones where state funds have been robbed in billions by those at the house by the lake? It's always the helpless that get caught. This is and will be the pattern of the land in the Indian ocean.
Nadi Karunaratne Saturday, 24 March 2018 01:39 PM
When was the last time a politician received 5 years RI for corruption? They routinely rob millions from the people and escape punishment.
Ceylon Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:25 PM
Small amout of bribe landed him jail.good because bribe is crime.how many years jailed mahinda, basil,and gota for given rp 200 million bribe to prabakaran ???.
Wise Donkey Saturday, 24 March 2018 03:07 PM
Poor principal is behind bar for Rs 150,000/- what about the politicians who have pocketed millions of dollars?
malij Saturday, 24 March 2018 03:09 PM
........and our politicians and their henchmen take bribes in billions and go scot free. Social justice Sri Lankan style.
Geeth Shirantha Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:13 PM
These are very common in schools. Most of popular schools' principals are practicing. There should be a mechanism to stop this. Unless , in near future, the concept of "free education" will be buried . It's already happening and these kind of wrongdoers are also adding fuel.
roshan Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:34 PM
principal gets 5 years for 150,000.00 bribe... what about the ones who robbed bllions and billions..they are all roaming free..
Jaliya Sunday, 25 March 2018 05:54 PM
There is a old mathematical formula in calculating the amount robbed to number of years imprisonment by a judge. Unfortunately, the judges calculator doesn't have a display wide enough to enter all zeros that will add up billions... that's the reason.
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