According to the Bribery and Corruption Allegations Investigation Commission, 386 people have been investigated for exaction and corruption allegations, including 80 politicians of various ranks.
In addition, a senior commission official told Lankadeepa on Sunday that investigations are underway against 42 people, including a former minister, on allegations of illegal asset acquisition. These investigations began on January 1st and will end on June 30th of this year.
Meanwhile, the officer stated that 22 bribery-related raids had taken place during the same time period. The Commission for Investigating Bribery and Corruption Allegations of Bribery and Corruption and Illegal Gaining of Assets has filed a number of cases this year, according to Commission officials.
According to commission sources, the rising cost of living has resulted in an increase in bribery cases throughout the island.