Mahanama and the Chairman of the State Timber Corporation, P. Dissanayake were arrested at the car park of a Colombo hotel recently while accepting the bribe from an Indian businessman. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena’s former Chief of Staff K Mahanama and former State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman P. Dissanayaka have been ordered to be further remanded till June 26 by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court over a bribery case.Mahanama and Dissanayaka had been arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs.20 million over a land deal.

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