Bribery probe against Judge, policeman completed

By Chitra Weerarathne

Investigating officers of the Permanent Commission to Investigate allegations of Bribery or Corruption yesterday told Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya that they had completed the investigations pertaining to the allegation of bribery against Police Constable Kithsiri and District Judge Sunil Wickrama Abeysinghe. The report had been submitted to the Legal Department of the Commission and a response was awaited, they said.

President’s Counsel Hemantha Warnakulasuriya, who appeared for the District Judge, said that he needed time to meet the Director General of the Bribery Commission. The Court allowed him time.

The Chief Magistrate asked the officer of the Commission, whether the IGP had investigated the allegation of bribery and if so what the outcome of twas.

The officer replied that they would find it out and let the Court know. The next date was fixed for November 26, 2013.

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