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Goods Receiving Officer at Parliament supply unit remanded over bribe

4 September 2020 02:29 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Goods Receiving Officer at the Parliament Supply and Service unit, who was arrested yesterday by the Bribery Commission officials at Kaduwela while soliciting a bribe of Rs.60,000 from a food supplier, was remanded till September 18.

The bribe has been given to prevent the Goods Receiving Officer from rejecting a stock of foods supplied daily by the supplier, on the basis that they are not suitable for consumption.

The Goods Receiving Officer has allegedly damaged around 50 kilos of fruit items brought to parliament from the supplier since he had not paid the promised amount.

The officer was arrested on Thursday when he was accepting the amount promised for two months earlier this year.

The suspect was remanded after being produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)



  Comments - 10

  • Chamath Friday, 04 September 2020 02:49 PM

    Only worth suppliying dog's food to this place.

    Berty Ranatunga Friday, 04 September 2020 03:28 PM

    Yahapalanaya Govt. knew all these corruption, but as usual Mythiripala Sirisena and Ranil closed their eyes. Honestly they are responsible for all these nasty acts.

    Warren Raed Friday, 04 September 2020 03:48 PM

    They should have allowed the food to be supplied because those there deserve only such food.

    Bandu Friday, 04 September 2020 04:13 PM

    His foolishness. If taking he must do in millions and straight to foreign bank. Then no questions from Bribery or FCID.

    Samson Friday, 04 September 2020 04:36 PM

    What is new, those there are used to this life.

    D.M. Jayaweera Friday, 04 September 2020 05:47 PM

    People like Arjun Mahendran, Ranil and Ravi who robbed in billions are freely moving around, no action until now. But this man received a bribe of Rs. 60,000/- got caught, its his fate.

    German Jacob Friday, 04 September 2020 05:49 PM

    Anyway, he should be punished - no mercy should be shown on him, receiving bribe is a big crime and he deserve punishment.

    Chandika Amaratunga Friday, 04 September 2020 05:52 PM

    Mr. President should curve the Govt. Servants taking bribe including Ministers.

    Chris Friday, 04 September 2020 06:01 PM

    This is not only here but everywhere including hotels, hospitals, super markets etc. Purchasing managers are super rich.

    Nimal Friday, 04 September 2020 07:53 PM

    How can a servant be free from the bribery virus in the house of bribery?

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