To halt floating armory probe Minister offered Rs 300M Bribe

Minister Rajitha Senaratne

A private maritime security firm has offered Rs. 300 million, to a prominent minister, to halt the investigation into the floating armory, Cabinet Spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.

He said the minster has refused the bribe and if the investigations into the floating armory fail to make satisfactory progress, he would reveal all the details to the public in two weeks.

The minister, to whom the bribe was offered, holds a prominent role in the government and was in the first batch of MPs who left the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to support Maithripala Sirisena.

Senaratne said that he is disappointed that the government has not punished the corrupt, as promised, but he added that he will reveal all the culprits before the coming general election.

(Ceylon Today)