Thu, 18 Apr 2024 Today's Paper

CEA Chairman granted bail over alleged bribery incident

13 November 2023 03:57 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

By Lakmal Sooriyagoda

 

COLOMBO (Daily Mirror) - Chairman of the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), Supun Shashendra Pathirage held in remand custody for alleged bribery charges was today granted bail after being produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court. 

He was ordered to be released on a cash bail of Rs.25,000 with two sureties of Rs. 2.5 million each by Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis, taking into account insufficient evidence against the suspect. The Chief Magistrate observed that there are no sufficient materials against the CEA Chairman that he solicited and accepted a bribe.  

However, two other suspects, former Parliamentarian Chaminda Anuruddha Polgampala and Tenison Fonseka were ordered to be further remanded till November 24.  

Three suspects were arrested by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) for allegedly soliciting and accepting a bribe of Rs. 10 million to issue an environmental clearance license for a project to refine furnace oil.


Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka

  Comments - 9

Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka
  • Wagner Monday, 13 November 2023 04:09 PM

    Nothing is going to happen after some days he will be in his seat and business as usual

    Hard Truth Monday, 13 November 2023 04:17 PM

    Nothing new. Same old story. Lahiru Dahasak

    Bribery Officials should now be charged for wrongful arrest . Monday, 13 November 2023 05:43 PM

    Next step is " nidos kota nidahas "

    Mohamed Ifaz Inamdeen Monday, 13 November 2023 06:49 PM

    This verdict has proved that this is a lawless country

    saman Monday, 13 November 2023 07:23 PM

    Three suspects were arrested by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) for allegedly soliciting and accepting a bribe of Rs. 10 million to issue an environmental clearance license for a project to refine furnace oil. Then we read that there are no sufficient materials against the CEA Chairman that he solicited and accepted a bribe. So finally we will read "Nidos Kota Nidahas Karami"

    Sambo Monday, 13 November 2023 08:23 PM

    All top bribe takers are released on bail but a person holding protest placard is kept for more longer.

    Disgusted Tuesday, 14 November 2023 12:17 AM

    Many inquiries made as to who this PATHIRAGE was,PROVIDED A REPLY NEVER KNOWN BEFORE IN THE CORPORATE SECTOR. Obviously a crony of the UNP. So he was saved. Law is an ass it was said and this was proved recently by room 301 who can be manipulated.

    Chumley Pinto Tuesday, 14 November 2023 06:42 AM

    Take a lesson from the Chinese system. Mandatory execution for taking bribes over a certain value.

    suresh olagama Tuesday, 14 November 2023 10:24 AM

    Anuruda polgampola was a former JVP Parliamentarian who was sacked from the party for taking individual to Japan. while on a official tour... no one knew about this .. but the party (JVP ) came to know about it and he was sacked from the party and From Parliament for immediately after he landed in SL ..and then he was pick up by MR and his clan .. and the rest as we see hre is hoistory ..


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment





Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka

MIRROR CRICKET

More