Mar 27, 2018

Avante Garde case to be heard from July 09 Featured

The Avante Garde floating armoury case against former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and seven others will be heard from July 09.

Colombo additional magistrate Shanita Wijebandara yesterday (26) fixed the dates for the hearing, in which the eight are accused of having caused a Rs. 11.4 billion loss to the state by permitting the floating armoury.

The others accused are assistant secretary to the defence ministry Sujatha Damayanthi Jayaratne, former Maj. Gen. Palitha Fernando, former Maj. Karunaratne Banda Egodawela, Avante Garde chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi, former Navy chiefs D.W.A. Somathilake Dissanayake, Jayanath Kolambage and S.M.F.D.J. Perera.

The bribery commission filed the case under 19 counts on 01 September 2016.