The Bribery Commission today filed legal action against the former Chief of Staff of the President, I.H.K. Mahanama and the former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation (STC) Piyadasa Dissanayake.
The case was filed before the Permanent High Court-at-Bar over allegations of accepting a Rs 20 million bribe.
Mahanama and Piyadasa Dissanayake were arrested by Bribery Commission officers for allegedly soliciting a bribe of Rs 20 million from an Indian businessman in order to transfer the machinery equipment belonging to the Kantale Sugar Factory in May 2018.
They were, however, later released on bail.