President’s chief of staff and chairman of Timber Corporation caught in the act of extracting bribe of 20 million!
President’s chief of group of workers Dr. I. Kusumdasa Mahanama and Chairman of the State Timber Corporation, Piyadasa Dissanayaka have been caught in the act by using officers of the Bribery of taking a bribe of Rs. 20 million and is underneath police custody, it is reported.
Officers of the Commission to investigate Bribery or Corruption have knowledgeable that an enhance of
Rs. 20 million had been requested from an Indian investor of MG Sugar Company in order to behavior a sugar manufacturing unit in Kantalai area, at which moment they had been nabbed, the Commission informed.
On a clue received that this bribe will be taken shut to the vehicle park of Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo round 5 in the evening, the stated officers had nabbed them in the act.
It is of exceptional notice that I.A.K.S. Mahanama functions as the chief of workforce of incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena, the latter of whom was dedicated to set up ‘Yahapalanaya’. He had in reality functioned as the secretary of Land Ministry earlier than and is someone who is outfitted with a university degree. The chairman of State Timber Corporation who too has been taken into custody had additionally been at one time functioned as a secretary of former President Mrs. Chandrika Kumaratunga. Both the arrested have been seniors in Sri Lankan Administration Service.
The two of them have been produced earlier than Colombo Magistrate Court ultimate night time and have been remanded till the 9th. The President’s media division announced remaining night time that services of each persons have been suspended on orders of the President.