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NLDB bribery case:

Muthuvinayagam, Sivanesan remanded

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne remanded National Livestock Development Board (NLDB) Chairman M.K. Muthuvinayagam and his accomplice Kadiresu Sivanesan, who were arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a businessman.

The Bribery Commission alleged that the NLDB Chairman had demanded Rs.1.2 million from a businessman to expedite the lease of a restaurant at the Malsiripura NLDB farm, which had later been negotiated for Rs.600,000.

The deal had been carried out through Kadiresu Sivanesan. Sivanesan was sent to collect the alleged bribe from the businessman and based on a complaint made by the businessman, Bribery Commission officers had observed the incident.

Sivanesan, having obtained the cash, had called the NLDB Chairman to confirm that he had received the money.

President’s Counsel Anil Silva, appearing on behalf of Muthuvinayagam, requested that his client be granted bail. The Magistrate fixed the bail order for today.


 

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