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Avant Garde Case

Colombo High Court orders dismissal of preliminary objection

The Colombo High Court yesterday ordered to dismiss the preliminary objection made by the defence over the case filed against Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Yapa Senadhipathi and Major General Palitha Fernando in the high-profile Avant Garde bribery case.

At a previous occasion, the defence raised a preliminary objection and pointed out that the Bribery Commission has filed the case with the written consent of Bribery Commission’s Director General and without the consent of two other Commissioners, therefore the defence raised an objection regarding the maintainability of further trial without written consent of the all three commissioners of the Bribery Commission and sought the Bribery Commission to withdraw the indictment and release the accused from the case.

Delivering the order regarding the preliminary objection made by the defence, Colombo High Court Judge Champa Janaki Rajaratne observed that the Bribery Commission has filed indictment under the Section 11 of the Bribery Act against the accused.

Further, the High Court Judge said that since the case was filed under Section 11 of the Bribery Act, the High Court is not capable of challenging that.

Accordingly, Colombo High Court Judge ordered to dismiss the preliminary objection made by the defence. The case will be taken up again for further trial on June 4.

The Bribery Commission had 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 regarding the Avant-Garde floating armoury operation.


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