Senadhipathi’s bribe case fixed for Feb. 9 | Daily News

Senadhipathi’s bribe case fixed for Feb. 9

Nissanka Senadhipathi-Maj.Gen. Palitha Fernando
Nissanka Senadhipathi-Maj.Gen. Palitha Fernando

The case against two accused including Avant-Garde Maritime Services Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi for allegedly offering a bribe of Rs.35.5 million in the Avant-Garde floating armoury transaction was fixed for February 9 by the Colombo High Court.

When the case came up before High Court Judge R. Gurusinghe, several documents pertaining to indictments were handed over to the accused party by the Attorney General.

The Colombo High Court served indictments on Avant-Garde Maritime Services Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi and Maj.Gen. Palitha Fernando who headed the state-owned Rakna Lanka Company for allegedly offering and accepting a bribe of Rs.35.5 million regarding the Avant-Garde floating armory transaction.

The Bribery Commission Director General had filed indictments against two accused on 47 counts under sections 17, 19, 21 and 25 of the Bribery Commission Act.

The two accused were arrested by the Bribery Commission on September 6, 2016 for offering a bribe of Rs.35.5 million to Maj. Gen. Palitha Fernando by Avant-Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi consequent to the Avant-Garde floating armoury transaction between 2012 and 2014.

Senior State Counsel Janaka Bandara appeared for the Bribery Commission. President’s Counsel Gamini Marapana with counsel Navin Marapana and Ajith Pathirana appeared for Senadhipathi. 


 

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