BRIBE COSTS CONSTABLE HIS CIVIC RIGHTS

A Police Constable was yesterday sentenced to ten-years-Rigorous Imprisonment and ordered to be deprived of his civic rights for seven years by the Colombo High Court after he was found guilty of accepting a bribe.

The accused Jayasiri Dissanayake was further ordered to pay a fine of Rs.20,000 by High Court Judge Gihan Kulathunga for accepting a bribe of Rs.20,000 to avoid legal action being taken against a resident of Dematagoda for having a dengue mosquito breeding place.

The High Court ordered that the Police Constable be deprived of his civic rights in accordance with Section 29 of the Bribery Act. The Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption filed this case against the accused for committing this offence on or around June 13, 2013 in the Dematagoda area.

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