Former top state officers Mahanama and Dissanayaka further remanded

A bail application filed by President Maithripala Sirisena’s former Chief of Staff K Mahanama and former State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman P. Dissanayaka has been rejected.

They were today ordered by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court to be further remanded till July 10 over a bribery case.

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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