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Indictments read out to Avant-Garde BOSS

Indictments consisting 47 charges filed against two accused including Avant-Garde Maritime Services Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi were yesterday read out to them by the Colombo High Court.

The Bribery Commission had filed indictments against Avant-Garde Maritime Services Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi and retired Major General Palitha Fernando for allegedly offering a bribe of Rs.35.5 million regarding the Avant-Garde floating armoury transaction.

However, the two accused Senadhipathi and Fernando pleaded not guilty to the charges. Accordingly, case was fixed for trial. When the case came up before High Court Judge Shashi Mahendran, the first witness of the case was present in court. The case was fixed for further trial on October 26.

The Director General of Bribery Commission had filed indictments against two accused on 47 counts under section 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 consequent to the Avant-Garde floating armoury transaction between 2012 and 2014.

 


 

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