President Maithripala Sirisena says Selacine took bribes from even the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABC) to make an advertisement.
The President made this statement while delivering a speech as the chief guest at the launch event of the five-year National Action Plan for the Elimination of Bribery and Corruption (2019-2023) held at Hotel Shangri-La yesterday (18).
Selacine took bribes by presenting fake bills, the President added.
The President went on to reveal that government employees, when preparing estimates for government contracts, include the amount of money they embezzle in the estimate, and when attempts are made to prevent it, the estimate never gets prepared.
Everyone, from politicians to government employees, must accept the responsibility for the country’s future, otherwise we won’t be able to at least imagine what will happen to our great country in ten years’ time, he emphasized.