President’s fmr chief of staff & ex-STC chairman served indictments

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The Permanent High Court at Bar has served indictments on the President’s former Chief of Staff  I.H.K. Mahanama and the former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation (STC) Piyadasa Dissanayake who were arrested while accepting a bribe of Rs 20 million, says our news reporter.

The suspects were arrested by the Bribery Commission 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 are currently out on bail.