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Ex-Prez’s Chief of Staff sentenced to 20 years over bribe case

The Former President’s Chief of staff  I.H.K. Mahanama was sentenced to 20 years rigorous imprisonment after he was found guilty for soliciting a bribe of Rs. 20 million.

The Permanent High Court at Bar also sentenced former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation (STC) Piyadasa Dissanayake for 12 years rigorous imprisonment for the same charge.

The Permanent High Court at Bar delivered the order when the case was taken up this morning (19).

The two persons were arrested by the Bribery Commission for allegedly soliciting a bribe of Rs. 20 million from an Indian businessman named K. Nagaraja in order to transfer the machinery equipment belonging to the Kantale Sugar Factory in May 2018.