Three immigration and emigration officials have been arrested by the CID on a charge of accepting bribes and freeing a group of Sri Lankan illegal immigrants to Australia. The group had been sent back to Sri Lanka, but instead of handing them over to the CID, the three officials had obtained 200 dollars from each and freed them.
The trio are Peramuna Kankanamlage Gamini of Utumgama, Matugama (service ID no. 19720630022), Abeysinghe Arachchige Don Satischandra Wijewardena of Wetara, Polgasowita (NIC no. 791591023V) and Palikkondage Sugath Chaminda Madurajeewa of Udugampola (NIC no. 780663782V).