The CIABOC has won an Assets Investigation Case of Rs.6Mn

A Supply Assistant of Ceylon Electricity Board – Ratnapura Branch, Wijekoon Mudiyanselage Sumanasekera was convicted guilty on 12.06.2020 in a court case proceeded under the prosecution of CIABOC based on an assets investigation conducted on an anonymous complaint received by the Commission.

The allegation served against the accused in the case filed by the CIABOC was on accumulating Rs.6Mn assets through bribes exceeding the actual income of the accused. Verdict against the accused was read as 05years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs.5,000/-. In default of fine, further 03 months simple imprisonment was imposed.
Furthermore, the accused was ordered under section 26(b) of the Bribery Act to pay Rs.11,960,093.98 which was twice as the amount earned by bribes. In default of payment, the accused was subjected to a term of further 02years rigorous imprisonment.

The Colombo High Court of No.6, Hon. Judge Patabendige, issued an open warrant on the accused and ordered to inform the Department of Immigration and Emigration in this regard. The Prosecutor of this case was Mrs. Ranjani Senewiratne, Deputy Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption. Investigation was conducted by the OIC of the Assets Investigations Division.

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