Two officers from the Alawathugoda Agrarian Service Centre have been arrested by the Bribery Commission on charges of soliciting a bribe amounting to Rs. 100,000. Acting promptly on a complaint filed by an individual residing in Alawathugoda, the authorities swiftly took action to address the alleged misconduct.
According to credible reports, the two suspects had demanded the aforementioned bribe in return for issuing a reclamation certificate for a plot of paddy cultivation land located in Malgamandeniya. The improper request was promptly reported, leading to a thorough investigation by the Bribery Commission.
As a result, both an Agricultural Research & Production Assistant and a Regional Agricultural Development Officer were caught in the act while accepting the bribe.
The suspects will be presented before the Matale Magistrate Court, as stated by the Bribery Commission.