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Bribery Commission slammed for not following COPE directives

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) has been slammed for not following directives of the parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) to investigate cases of corruption found in state institutions.

The main opposition UNP has said that the CIABOC has not followed the parliamentary directives and investigate corruption cases amounting to hundreds of billions.

UNP MP and former Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has told parliament that during his tenure as the head of the Committee had forwarded 16 cases of corruption to the CIABOC.
He has explained that while the cases were forwarded in 2007, the CIABOC has failed to inform parliament of the progress of the investigation.

He has added that the then Speaker W.J.M. Lokubandara had ordered the head of the CIABOC to submit to parliament a progress report on the investigations.


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