10/28/2009

Sri Lanka Bribery or Corruption Commission probes complaints against former Chief Justice

(October 28, Colombo - Lanka Polity) Sri Lanka Bribery or Corruption Commission has commenced an investigation regarding the complaints against the former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva.

The former Chief Justice is accused of soliciting bribery in relation to a case in which he ordered the sale of communication equipment of CBN Sat satellite television. The accused of the case has later made a huge donation to a company to the Buddhist Channel, a Buddhist propaganda television in which the former Chief Justice is a director. It is also accused of of not mentioning his position accurately as he filed application for the registration of the company.

The Acting Investigation Director of the Sri Lanka Bribery or Corruption Commission Sarath Somaweera Lokuge had declined to comment regarding the investigation, reported 'Lakbima' Sinhala newspaper.

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