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Former Chief of Staff of President and former STC Chairman granted bail

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 25, 2018 19:09

Former Chief of Staff of President and former STC Chairman granted bail

Former Presidential Chief of Staff I.K. Mahanama and former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation P. Dissanayake have been enlarged on bail.

They are accused of demanding a sum of 540 million rupees from an Indian firm to vest the buildings and machinery of the Kantale Sugar Company in the Indian firm and securing a sum of 20 million rupees.

Accordingly each of the suspect was released on a cash bail of 100 thousand rupees and three sureties of two million rupees each. They were granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissananayke. The suspects were also barred from foreign travel.  The Chief Magistrate released them on bail saying that there is no legal status of the certificate presented by the Bribery Commission to remand them. Further hearings were postponed until the 11th of December.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 25, 2018 19:09

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