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Avant Garde floating armoury case trial next Feb. 14

The case filed against Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Yapa Senadhipathi and Major General Palitha Fernando in the high-profile Avant Garde floating armory case, was yesterday fixed for trial on February 14 by the Colombo High Court.

The case was taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Shashi Mahendran and summons was issued to 6 prosecution witnesses to appear before the court on the trial date.

Meanwhile, the defence counsel has requested from the court for a copy of the written approval issued by the Bribery Commission which based to file the case. Accordingly, the case will be taken up again on December 18 as calling date for considering the relevant documents and the prison officers were ordered to produce medical reports of Senadhipathi before the Court.

The Bribery Commission has filed indictments against Avant-Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd

Chairman Senadhipathi and Fernando for involvement in an act of bribery amounting to Rs.35.5 million in relation to the Avant-Garde floating armory operation.

The Director General of the Bribery Commission has filed indictments against the two accused on 47 counts under Section 17, 19, 21 and 25 of the Bribery Commission Act. The two accused were indicted for the alleged offer of a bribe of Rs.35.5 million to Major General Palitha Fernando by Avant-Garde Chairman Senadhipathi consequent to the Avant-Garde floating armory operation between 2012 and 2014.

 


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