Gota, Senadhipathi, three fmr. Navy Commanders before courts

Gota, Senadhipathi, three fmr. Navy Commanders before courts

September 30, 2016   10:33 am

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UPDATE: The Colombo Chief magistrate granted bail to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi and 6 others on the flaoting armoury case. 

They were each ordered released on a cash bail of Rs 200,000 and personal bail of Rs 10 million while the court also barred them from leaving the country.  

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi and three former Navy Commanders today appeared before court over the Avant Garde case.

On September 1, the Colombo Chief Magistrate issued notice on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and 7 others to appear before the court in connection with the case filed against them for unlawfully authorizing the establishing of a floating armoury. 

The Commission to Investigate into Allegations of Bribery or Corruption yesterday filed a case that said they had caused a loss of Rs 11.4 billion to the state through the illegal establishment of a floating armory in the port of Galle. 

Notice was issue on Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Additional Secretary of the State Ministry of Defence Damayanthi Jayaratne, Major General Palitha Fernando, Major General K.B. Egodawela, former Navy Commanders Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake, Admiral Jayanath Colombage, Admiral Jayantha Perera and Avant Garde Chairman retired Major General Nissanka Senadhipathi.  

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