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WP Operations Manager sentenced to five years

A former Operations Manager attached to the Western Province Road Passenger Transport Authority was sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment by the Colombo High Court yesterday.

The is for accepting a bribe of Rs.10,000 to to issue a road permit to a private bus owner in 2015. High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga observed that the prosecution has proved the accused guilty beyond a reasonable doubt on eight counts.

The accused was arrested by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption on October 12, 2015 while accepting a bribe of Rs.10,000 from a private bus owner.

The accused Raja Ajith Ranjith was further ordered to pay a fine of Rs.40,000 on eight counts. Rs.500,000 was also ordered to be paid as compensation to the complainant.


 

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It is good that the man who took a bribe was punished. However, I see the courts punish the sprats ( who took Rs 10,000 bribe) when sharks who take much more are allowed to run around freely collecting more bribes. The law should be the same for everybody. There are corrupt politicians who deserve 25 years or more imprisonment.

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