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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2734

Ninety-one Sri Lanka public officials in bribery net

Munza Mushtaq - Reporting from Colombo

Colombo, 28 October, (Asiantribune.com): The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption has so far netted 91 public officials for the first ten months of this year. According to the commission's statistics, the police department tops the list with a reported 35 arrests been made by the commission for this year, out of a total of 91 arrests which included several top ministries and public institutions.

By October 11, 2006, 91 public officials were arrested on allegedly taking bribes.

Accordingly 35 persons attached to the police department have been arrested for allegedly taking bribes. Another five officers have been arrested from the local governments, provincial councils and municipal councils. Twelve officers were netted from the ministry of public administration and home affairs ministry followed by five officials each from the Registrar Generals department and the National Transport commission and four from the Ministry of Health.

Three arrests were also made from the education department and another three from the department of immigration and emigration.

The commission also netted two officials each from the Labor Department, Ministry of Environment, Sri Lanka Customs, Fisheries Ministry and the Ceylon
Electricity Board.

One arrest each was made from the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Excise Department, Ministry of Justice, Coconut Development Authority, National Housing Development Authority, Land Reclamation and Development Corporation, Land Commission, Department of Public Administration Commission and the Survey Department.

- Asian Tribune -

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