Case against Gammanpila fixed for trial

A case filed against Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila and another accused for allegedly misappropriating Rs. 21 million following their alleged fraudulent share transaction that took place in 2000 was yesterday, fixed for trial by Colombo High Court.

When the case came up before High Court Judge A.A.R. Heiyanthuduwa, the case was fixed for trial on October 3. Counsel who appeared on behalf of the aggrieved party gave an undertaking to produce two witnesses Brian Shaddick and his wife in Court on the next date.

Two accused Udaya Gammanpila and Sydney Jayasinghe are 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.

The AG has listed 20 persons as the witnesses in the case and named 16 documents as production items of the case. MP Gammanpila was arrested in this regard on June 18, 2016.


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