Five-year suspended imprisonment and fine imposed on Grama Niladhari convicted of bribery

Colombo High Court Judge sentenced a Grama Niladhari in Kolonnawa on 26.02.2024 after pleading guilty to the charges Commission filed against him for soliciting and accepting a bribe of Rs. 5,000/.

Accordingly, the learned Judge sentenced a five-year imprisonment for each of the 04 charges to run concurrently and suspended for 10 years. Further, a fine of Rs. five thousand (Rs. 5000/-) was imposed for each count, amounting to a total of Rs. Twenty Thousand (Rs. 20,000/-), and ordered a penalty of Rs. 5000/. under Section 26 of the Bribery Act, No. 11 of 1954.

Ms. Diana Kodituwakku, Assistant Director (Legal) handled the case on behalf of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption.

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