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Labour officer gets 10-year sentence for corruption

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – The Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga sentenced Sarath Premachandra, a former field officer of the Anuradhapura Labour office, for ten years in prison when found guilty of corruption yesterday (13th March).

Premachandra had accepted a bribe of Rs. 25,000 from a bakery owner in Anuradhapura in 2009, to write off the EPF contributions the owner had to pay to his workers.

The Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations Against Bribery and Corruption had filed indictments against him for this.

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