Committee to probe bribery allegation against MP

President Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday appointed a three member Committee to investigate into the allegation of bribery levelled against Parliamentarian Nimal Siripala De Silva.

This Committee has been appointed by President Wickremesinghe on a request made by Parliamentarian Nimal Siripala De Silva based on the allegations levelled against him in the social, print and electronic media and by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa in Parliament.

The Committee headed by former High Court Judge Kusala Sarojini Weerawardena,PC comprises retired Senior DIG S.M. Wickremesinghe, retired Special Officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service S.M.G.K.Perera .

The President has informed the Committee to submit the investigation report to him before July 31.

Opposition Leader MP Sajith Premadasa told Parliament on July 5 that a Cabinet Minister had alleged demanded a bribe from the Taisei Company in Japan.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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