In his complaint he stated that despite the National Police Commission recommending him for promotion to the rank of DIG, the Inspector General of Police had disregarded this recommendation and had not promoted him.
It is reported that this is the first instance in history that the Bribery Commission has received such a complaint against an IG.
According to a senior official of the Bribery Commission, the complaint states that the IG had failed to perform a legal duty as a government officer and had committed a corrupt act flouting clause 70 of the bribery act.
The SSP in his complaint had also stated that the IG had deprived him his legitimate promotion based on personal vengeance.
SSP Siriwardena had lodged his complaint with the Bribery Commission through his Attorney Asoka Weerasooriya.
The Police Commission had recommended five SSPs to be promoted to the rank of DIG, including Palitha Siriwardena last March.
The Police Headquarters said that while the rest of the four SSPs were promoted to the rank of DIG, only Palitha Siriwardena was not promoted.