Avant Garde bribery case fixed for trial | Daily News

Avant Garde bribery case fixed for trial

The case against two accused, including Avant Garde Maritime Services Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi was yesterday fixed for trial on May 21, by the Colombo High Court.

The Bribery Commission had filed indictments against Senadhipathi and Maj. Gen. Palitha Fernando for allegedly offering a bribe of Rs. 35.5 million regarding the Avant Garde floating armoury transaction.

When the case came up before High Court Judge Shashi Mahendran, the prosecution sought a further trial date since its prosecuting officer was appearing for a petition filed in the Supreme Court.

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

President’s Counsel Gamini Marapana with counsel Navin Marapana and Ajith Pathirana appeared for the accused.


 

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