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Senadhipathi, Palitha Fernando asked to report to court on Oct. 3

Avant Garde Maritime Services Chairman Major Nissanka Senadipathi leaving the Colombo High Court yesterday. Picture by Wasitha Patabendige

Avant Garde Maritime Services Chairman Major Nissanka Senadipathi and Rakna Lanka Pvt. Ltd. Chairman Major General Palitha Fernando who were for the first time sent notice to appear before Colombo High Court yesterday (25) with regard to having paid a bribe of Rs 35.5 million to set up their floating armoury, were asked to return to Court on October 3 by Colombo High Court Judge Sampath Wijeratne.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) had filed the above charges, including 47 other serious violations, against the two accused.

The accused have been charged with having paid a bribe to hand over the maritime security services which were under the Navy to Avant Garde in 2012.

President’s Counsel Gamini Marapone, Attorneys-at-Law Naveen Marapone, Ajith Pathirana and Gamini Alwis appeared for the accused.