Jun 21, 2020

SLBC DG faces sexual bribery charges! Featured

A formal complaint has been made to president Gotabhaya Rajapaksa alleging that the Director General of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) Chandrapala Liyanage has sought a sexual bribe from a top female official of the institution.

It is said that the letter has been forwarded to Mr. Rajapaksa by the president's private secretary Sugheshwara Bandara.

It is reported that the lady in question is a single mother of two children.

Upon being rejected of his advances, the irate DG has taken measures to remove the said official, who is currently working on contract basis.

'Sri Lanka Mirror' learns that the documents with regard to her removal were tabled before the SLBC board by Mr. Liyanage himself.

The letter further states that Mr. Liyanage had pressurized the relevant officer to make several appointments and promotions in the SLBC which were not approved by the Department of Management Services.

It is said that the SLBC board of directors has taken measures to terminate her service despite the Prime Minister's Office formally informing the SLBC to take necessary steps to extend her tenure.

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'Sri Lanka Mirror' learns that the Prime Minister's office has issued this letter to the Chairman and DG of the SLBC upon a request made by the female official.

However, it is reported that the SLBC chairman - Jagath Wickramasinghe has firmly opposed the decision not to extend the official's tenure.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Election commissioner- Mahinda Deshapriya too, has been formally informed of this, reports say.

The official had noted that she and her children, who live at a rented house will be rendered helpless as she is unable to find another job during the election time after her contract period is not extended.

'Sri Lanka Mirror' earlier revealed that Mr. Liyanage is an individual who had been accused of several malpractices while he worked as the DG of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation when Mahinda Rajapaksa was in office as president.

He also faces allegations of committing financial irregularities in President Mahinda Rajapaksa's presidential election campaign in 2015, and causing a loss of Rs. 990,000 to the government through the unwanted purchase of 600 iron pipes (GI pipes) for the Rupavahini Corporation.

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