Kusumsiri Ariyaratne, the Deputy Mayor of the UPFA ruled Dambulla Municipal Council has been arrested by officers of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption. He has been taken to Galewela Police.
Galewela Police state the Deputy Mayor has accepted the bribe to give the necessary recommendation for a road project. He was arrested opposite People’s Bank branch at Galewela today at 10.00 a.m. while accepting the bribe from the contractor.
The Deputy Mayor has told the police that the move was a well planned conspiracy to trap him and take legal action against him. The Deputy Mayor had revealed several frauds and corruption to the tune of millions committed by the Mayor of the Municipality. A Presidential investigation is being carried out regarding frauds and corruption of the Mayor.
As a result the Mayor has been very unpopular in the area and he has had several clashes with the Deputy Mayor say reports.