Bail application by Mahanama and Dissanayaka rejected

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today rejected a bail application submitted by President Maithripala Sirisena’s former Chief of Staff K Mahanama and former State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman P. Dissanayaka.Mahanama and Dissanayaka who were remanded till today over a bribery case were ordered to be further remanded till September 4th. 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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