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Avant-Garde case fixed for trial on Feb. 28

Lakmal Sooriyagoda

The case against two accused including Avant-Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi was yesterday fixed for trial on February 28 by the Colombo High Court.

The Bribery Commission had filed indictments against Avant-Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi and Maj. Gen. Palitha Fernando for allegedly offering a bribe of Rs.35.5 million regarding the Avant-Garde floating armory transaction.

When the case came up before High Court Judge Shashi Mahendran, Nissanka Senadhipathi was permitted to travel abroad until February 25.

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 indicted for allegedly 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 armory transaction between 2012 and 2014.

Senior State Counsel Janaka Bandara appeared for the Attorney General. Senior Counsel Ajith Pathirana appeared for the accused.


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