Senaka Perera lodges complaint at CIABOC

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Attorney-at-Law Senaka Perera said, he lodged a complaint with the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), urging it to probe the alleged incident of soliciting of a bribe by Minister of Ports and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva.

He said, it has been alleged in Parliament that the Minister concerned had sought a sum of Rs 200 million from a Japanese firm.

CIABOC has been empowered to conduct an investigation when such an allegation had been levelled, Perera said.

He added that seeking a bribe connected to a development project by a Cabinet Minister is serious and he observed that the onus will be on the CIABOC to reveal the truth to the country.

By Amith Gamage