The Deputy Commissioner of Inland revenue Department in Anuradhapura was arrested by the Bribery Commission officers while she was allegedly accepting Rs. 500,000 as a bribe today, an official said.
A spokesman for the Bribery and Corruption Commission said that the deputy Commissioner, who is a lady, had initially demanded one million rupees from a businessman in order to reduce the tax payment of 9.5 million rupees to Rs. 3.5 million. The businessman had reduced the bribe amount to Rs. 500,000.
However, the businessman made a complaint to the bribery commission that made the arrest this morning while she was accepting the money.(Dharsana Sanjeewa)
Don't mislead the common people when at least some institutes take action against corruption by putting this kind of comments. There are many ruling party politicos got arrested last few months.
Jagath Leanage Friday, 30 November 2012 01:48 PM
What is 500,000 compared to politicians bribes & commissions.
Gunapala Friday, 30 November 2012 03:00 PM
This is just the "tip of the iceberg". The big guys get away scott free in Sri Lanka.
sorenson Friday, 30 November 2012 03:03 PM
And the businessman paid Rs9.5m taxex? He should remember from this day he has to pay his taxex to the last cent! no excuse for him. Class 1 idiot.
sahdi Friday, 30 November 2012 03:10 PM
ATTENTION........! TO THE BRIBERY COMISSIONER ....! WHEN ARE U GOING TO CATCH THE MINISTERS .
Gladsome Saturday, 01 December 2012 07:03 AM
Dear Vajja, Can you name atleast 01 ruling party politico got arrested and found guilty ?
Chow Chow Saturday, 01 December 2012 07:24 AM
Why Gaza Strip? What connection Gaza has to a Sri Lankan bureaucratic thief?
moh Saturday, 01 December 2012 08:03 AM
This could be a revenge drama to the lady. may be by a politician or any other related party. this could be a well planed drama to get this lady cought red handed.
the biz man is not that fool to get cought for 9.5m just by informing bribery comm. for 500,000. or maybe biz man has been harassed by the lady officer for no reason. so it cold be an appeal that he don't hv to pay 9.5m
Mahendra Saturday, 01 December 2012 07:01 PM
Do anyone want a list of tax avading busnessmen? if you can assure me that I won't be bumped off!!!!!
AMT Friday, 30 November 2012 06:02 PM
getting 10% commission to is form of getting bribe?
beau Friday, 30 November 2012 07:05 PM
then who is arresting basil and Mahinda
Roxy Wellawatte Friday, 30 November 2012 07:32 PM
Why don't someone put her picture on to give a good publicity if she gets convicted (but the law is so twisted in this %%%% hole no one knows what is right and wrong
Muhammad Saturday, 01 December 2012 12:00 AM
A normal practise & source of additional incom in Inlan revenu, custom office. Known unpunnished truth. via DM Android App
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 01 December 2012 10:27 AM
What one cannot compehend is how is the politicians and Ministers who take massive bribes and commissions on every deal are never arrested and prosecuted. Politicians who never owned even a bicycle are now boasting they can buy Lamborginis for their offspring and themselves without any qualms. How can they justify such claims with their salaries.
junta Sunday, 02 December 2012 03:00 AM
98% of all officials of this corrupt Dept. accepts bribes and thats a fact! Both them and taxpayers are responsible for this! Bribes are untold means of business in Sri Lanka from top to bottom.
dachee Friday, 30 November 2012 10:46 AM
Well done... He should be hung in public.. if inland revenue people go after bribes, how can a govt run?
richardson Friday, 30 November 2012 11:08 AM
Let her go She has to send her children overseas for education,like the politicians, How did they get the money,
dachee Friday, 30 November 2012 11:13 AM
sorry... being lady engages in disgusting activities.. should be deported to gaza strip
suurapappa Friday, 30 November 2012 11:18 AM
Wow !!!! brilliant work guys !!!!! hope she gets the maximum punishment !!!!
A lady Sunday, 02 December 2012 06:24 AM
Yes your e really correct. Your comment is very good.
Marikkar Friday, 30 November 2012 11:25 AM
Fine, if she wants any promotion and escape she should consult the Kelaniya doctor!
Public Abilik Friday, 30 November 2012 12:22 PM
While I understand the acceptance of the bribe was morally wrong. The businessman is an idiot. Being a business man he obviously couldn't do the math. 3.5+.5 makes 4 mil, not 9.5 mil. Now the inland revenue knows about this idiot for sure, and will go after him for all 9.5 mil (just for cussedness).
Gladsome Friday, 30 November 2012 12:27 PM
May be she is a supporter of oppsition
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