Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena May 2018. (AFP / SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT'S OFFICE / Handout)
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Sri Lanka's anti-graft body arrested President Maithripala Sirisena's chief of staff and another state official Thursday in the act of accepting a bribe, officials said."Our officials arrested Mahanama and Dissanayake while accepting 20 million (rupees)," Sarath Jayamanna, the director general of CIABOC told Reuters, indicating a sum equivalent to $126,863 .He added that the officials were recording statements from Mahanama and Dissanayake, and later on Thursday or early on Friday the two individuals would be produced before the courts.
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