Bribery case Dr Mahanama and Dissanayaka to be indicted
Posted on June 11th, 2019

By Hansi Nanayakkara Courtesy Ceylon Today

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption yesterday (11), informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratna that as the probe into the bribe case involving the former Chief of the President’s Staff, Dr. Kusumdasa Mahanama and the former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation Piyadasa Dissanayaka has been concluded, they will shortly indict them at the Colombo High Court.

A complaint had been lodged at the Commission in this regard by Indian national K. Nadaraja who is an employee of M.G. Sugar Lanka Private Limited.

The Commission had nabbed the two suspects, when they were in the process of obtaining the bribe at a car park of a luxury hotel in Colombo during last year.

The suspects were arrested by the Commission for allegedly soliciting a bribe of Rs 20 million from an Indian businessman to transfer machinery and equipment belonging to the Kantale Sugar Factory.

The suspects had initially sought a bribe of Rs 540 million and had later reduced the amount to Rs 100 million.

The suspects were apprehended while accepting an initial payment of Rs 20 million.

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