HAMBANTOTA (NewsRadio); The Secretary of the Sooriyawewa Pradeshiya Sabha has been arrested for soliciting a bribe.
The Secretary was arrested this morning by officers attached to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption.
He has demanded a bribe of Rs. 50,000 to release Rs. 2.4 million in due payments to a contractor.
Based on a complaint by the said contractors, the Secretary of the Sooriyawewa Pradeshiya Sabha has been arrested.
He is scheduled to be produced before the Hambantota Magistrate’s Court.