By Rathindra Kuruwita
The Indian investor who complained that President Maithripala Sirisena’s Chief of Staff, I. K. Mahanama and Chairman of State Timber Corporation P. Dissanayake, had allegedly taken a bribe from him, has informed the Cinnamon Gardens Police that he has been receiving death threats.
On Tuesday morning, an unidentified person visited the Indian businessman’s office, in Colombo 07, and gave his receptionist a two-page letter, threatening him with death. The man also threatened the receptionist.
“The letter has been handed over to the Cinnamon Gardens Police,” the Police Media Unit said.
Executive Director of Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) Executive Director, Keerthi Tennakoon said the Board of Investment and ministries, established for investment promotion, had done nothing to ensure the Indian’s safety. “There is no one to look after investors. They are harassed by politicians and officials alike. How can we promote investment? SSP Priyantha Chandrasiri, Director of the Investigation Division of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption said that they were continuing with their investigations and they had a strong case against Mahanama and Dissanayake.