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Transparency International SL calls for bribery allegations to be investigated

Transparency International Sri Lanka called for Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) to investigate allegations of bribery made by President Sirisena. 

In a filmed interview last week Sirisena said the appointed prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has large sums of money had been solicited and offered to MPs. 

The TISL has passed on a copy of the president's statement to CIABOC, Colombo Page reports. 

"Whilst the President states that he will never support the bribing of politicians, he acknowledges personal knowledge of bribes being demanded, which is indicative of a potential pattern of criminal activity involving politicians and clandestine political intermediaries," TISL Executive Director Asoka Obeyesekere said.