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Police Constable Suminda Saman who issued a spot fine on Deputy Minister Hemal Gunasekara’s chauffeur for speeding on the Southern Expressway has been indicted in Colombo High Court by the director general of the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption for allegedly taking a bribe in May 2009.

The Bribery Commission alleges that PC Suminda Saman of Gamagoda, Kalutara had taken a bribe of Rs. 1000, while Sub Inspector Dulshan Kumara Bandara of Galle had, on the same occasion, taken a bribe of Rs.10, 000 from a woman of Kitulawela, Kalutara who was engaged in the illicit liquor trade.
The Bribery Commission alleges that the two of them had taken the bribes and in order to produce fewer bottles of liquor in court than had been detected by them in the course of their duties in the police motorcycle unit of the Kalutara Division.

The case is to be heard before the Colombo High Court on August 21. (LS)

  Comments - 20

  • Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:38 AM

    All are corrupt, simple as that.

    old citizen Friday, 15 August 2014 07:05 PM

    No wonder files are there to nab those who cross their line.We now know why some opposition politicians are crossing over to the other side.

    ds Friday, 15 August 2014 04:53 PM

    What about Mahinda's misappropriation of Tsunami funds? Has the bribary commission forgotten about it?
    Many may not know that the Bribary Commissioner is alleged to be a corrupt official.

    Riyaz Friday, 15 August 2014 04:22 PM

    Can this thing get more funnier ! I wonder

    tony Friday, 15 August 2014 02:18 PM


    gamaati Friday, 15 August 2014 06:59 AM

    This is to frighten the law abiding policeman from doing their duty against politicians.

    Ibrahim Thursday, 14 August 2014 01:08 PM

    Previous incident took place in 2009. Police Constable Suminda Saman who issued a spot fine was in service till the present incident.. Incredible

    Sylvia Haik Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:14 PM

    The date of the bribery 2009 is significant as it would be difficult to repudiate the charges that appear increasingly as a revenge by the minister for the constable charging his driver.

    De Silva Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:50 AM

    What I think is that the Briberry commision officials must catch the person who take the bribe red handed.This is a story that has happened if the story is correct 5 years old.Which commision will charge him.

    Sim Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:46 AM

    Driver did not have a licence but the Policeman is charged for bribery after 5 years.

    kitty Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:00 AM

    ane nimal...u luk lyk a crown n da middle via DM Android App

    bernard Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:08 AM

    Well done. Jaya wewa! Hopefully, the people will vote for another round of this dharmishta government!

    Sj Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:19 AM

    Indeed our country is the Miracle of Asia

    sanaboy Thursday, 14 August 2014 04:28 AM

    In Sri Lanka, jungle law is implemented after winning the war in 2009.

    Roshan Thursday, 14 August 2014 04:03 AM

    Bribe taken in 2009, now only the Bribery Commission has opened their eyes? Action after he charged the driver of the Minister?

    sach Thursday, 14 August 2014 03:46 AM

    we need to change this gover

    pradeep Thursday, 14 August 2014 03:41 AM

    See the power of deputy minster, see journey towards the Wonderful Asia

    Rajaratnam Thursday, 14 August 2014 02:54 AM

    This the rule of our country.

    The Logic Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:51 AM

    The joke of the century?

    Dayawathie Wednesday, 13 August 2014 09:46 PM

    Pahath thenin yai gala jaley.

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