Travel ban imposed on Maj Gen.Fernando, Senadipathi

Travel ban imposed on Maj Gen.Fernando, Senadipathi

January 16, 2017   11:35 am


A travel ban has been imposed on Maj Gen. Palitha Fernando and Nissanka Senadipathi over the Avant Garde case, Ada Derana reporter said.

The decision was made when the case was taken up for hearing before Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Bandara on Monday.

The Court has also ordered to surrender the passports of the suspects.

The Commission to Investigate into Allegations of Bribery or Corruption has filed action against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and 7 others for unlawfully authorizing the establishing of a floating armoury.    

The other seven persons include 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.    

The case of the “floating armoury” had come to light after the Sri Lankan Navy boarded the vessel on October 6, 2015 to discover a massive stash of weapons on board. There have been allegations that the Avant Garde Maritime Services was unduly favoured by the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa and as a result caused losses to the Sri Lankan Navy.

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