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Identifying corrupt officials | GSMB launches internal probe

By Maheesha Mudugamuwa

An internal investigation has been launched by the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) to identify corrupt officials attached to the Bureau, The Morning learnt.

The investigation is being conducted by the Breau’s Investigation Unit and it is in addition to the several other inquiries launched by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC).

Speaking to The Morning, GSMB Director of Mineral Titling Hema Liyanarachchi said the investigations are currently going on against the allegations levelled against the alleged officials attached to the Bureau.

The Bureau has recorded several complaints regarding corrupt officials during the past few months and the internal inquiry has been launched by the Bureau to find out the corrupt officials and take legal action against them.

Meanwhile, allegations have also been levelled against GSMB Chairman Anura Walpola.

Holding a press conference on Wednesday (19), the GSMB Chairman rejected the allegations appeared in an article on an application on 17 August, which allegedly accused him of being involved in a corruption scandal amounting to Rs. 36 million per year.