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Australian couple summoned to testify

Australian businessman Brian Shaddick and his wife were yesterday noticed to appear in Court by the Colombo High Court to testify in Court in connection with an indictment filed against Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila for allegedly misappropriating Rs. 20 million following his alleged fraudulent share transaction that took place in 2000.

When the case came up before High Court Judge J.Gurusinghe, the case was fixed for and two witnesses Brian Shaddick and his wife were noticed to appear in Court on the next date. The High Court directed the Court registrar that the notices be sent through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Parliamentraina Udaya Gammanpila is currently out on bail.

The Attorney General (AG) alleged that MP Udaya Gammanpila has cheated Rs.20 million and misappropriated another Rs.21 million along with Sydney Jayasinghe, the second accused when selling shares of Digital Nominees to a businessman called Dhammika Perera.

The AG further charged that the alleged business transaction had taken place using a fraudulent power of attorney to sell shares belonging to Australian businessman Brian Shadick.

MP Gammanpila was arrested in this regard on June 18, 2016. When the case came up before High Court Judge J.Gurusinghe, the case was fixed for and two witnesses Brian Shaddick and his wife were noticed to appear in Court on the next date. The High Court directed the Court registrar that the notices be sent through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Parliamentraina Udaya Gammanpila is currently out on bail.

The AG alleged that Gammanpila has cheated Rs. 20 million and misappropriated another Rs.21 million along with Sydney Jayasinghe, the second accused when selling shares of Digital Nominees to a businessman called Dhammika Perera.


 

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