Sept 04, Colombo: The Colombo Chief Magistrate today extended the remand of two top Sri Lankan government officials who were arrested in May for accepting a bribe of Rs. 20 million and in remand custody since then.
Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dassanayake today furthered remanded President's former Chief of Staff I.H.K. Mahanama and former State Timber Corporation Chairman P. Dissanayake who were arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs. 20 million from an Indian businessman until September 18.
The Chief Magistrate said that there are no significant facts to granting bail. Accordingly the suspects were re-remanded until the 18th of this month.
The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption arrested the two officials while accepting a bribe of Rs 20 million on 3rd May.