A technical officer attached to the Yakkalamulla Divisional Secretariat has been arrested by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) on bribery charges.

The Bribery Commission said its officials arrested the technical officer this morning as he was accepting a bribe of Rs.15,000 inside his office at the divisional secretariat.

According to commission, the suspect had demanded the bribe from a road contractor in order to compile a technical report.

The suspect is due to be produced before the Galle Magistrate’s Court today.