Home / News/ CIABOC to indict two top officials on bribery charges

CIABOC to indict two top officials on bribery charges


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Wednesday, 12 June 2019 00:00

Facebook


 

  • Ex-Chief of Staff for President Sirisena and Timber Corporation head to be indicted for accepting Rs. 20 m bribe 
  • Case fixed for 10 September

By T. Farook Thajudeen 

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) yesterday informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate they will indict the ex-Chief of staff of President Maithripala Sirisena and another State official for accepting a bribe of Rs. 20 million from an Indian businessman.

Bribery sleuth C. Chandrasiri of the Commission told Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratna that they had completed the investigation on the two suspects, the President’s ex-chief of staff, I.H.K. Mahanama and State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman P. Dissanayake, for accepting the bribe.  The suspect had originally solicited Rs. 540 million from the Indian businessman, promising that they would provide him with approvals necessary to obtain machinery and building space. The price is alleged to have been negotiated down to Rs. 100 million. The Magistrate Court said the case will be fixed for 10 September. 


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Soaring heights of NPLs in banking

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Capital inadequacy, political interference, abuse of power, wasteful and unproductive expenditure, corrupt deals, circumventions of regulatory directions, unscrupulous lending operations, imposed IMF and WB conditions for reforms, and window-dressed


New Land Policy: Ideal alternate development strategy, but accompanying policies needed

Thursday, 27 June 2019

It is reported that the Government has prepared a law to grant freehold possession of farm land held under lease from the Government. This may be a revision of the Land Development Ordinance (LDO) of 1935. This article proposes to discuss the pros a


Need for an education revolution: Future of our kids and the nation is at risk – Part II

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Lessons to be learnt from the Asian educational giants A journalist of New York Times requested Hideki Shirakawa, a Nobel laureate, to describe Japanese culture. He said, “Fundamentally, Japanese culture is based on rice farming. Rice cultivation r


Country’s reconciliation with English and Moragahakanda

Thursday, 27 June 2019

When the country received independence from British, it was blessed with an efficient administration, a high standard in education, and also sound foreign exchange reserves; the country was admired by other countries. The three major and several mino


Columnists More