President’s former chief of staff and former STC head further remanded

President Maithripala Sirisena’s former Chief of Staff K Mahanama and former State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman P. Dissanayaka were today ordered to be further remanded till September 18th.

Mahanama and Dissanayaka were remanded till today over a bribery case and were ordered to be further remanded when the case was heard today.

Mahanama and Dissanayaka had been arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs.20 million over a land deal.

Mahanama and the Chairman of the State Timber Corporation, P. Dissanayake were arrested at the car park of a Colombo hotel while accepting the bribe from an Indian businessman. (Colombo Gazette)

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