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Avant Guarde Chairman refused business travel

12 March 2015 11:51 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today refused the Chairman H.N. Yapa Senadipathi of Avant Guarde Maritime Service (Pvt.) Ltd to go to Nigeria for business as the CID objected asserting that if the petitioner travelled to Nigeria it would hold back the on-going investigations.

IP Sunil Samaratunge appearing for the CID said according to the Court’s direction they obtained reports from the Secretaries of the Defence Ministry and the Foreign Ministry giving their opinion on the issue.

They said they forwarded those letters to the AG to seek his advice and the AG had still not conveyed his opinion to the CID.

Counsel Dulinda Weerasuriya PC appearing for Mr Senadhipathy said that his client had entered into an agreement with the Rakna Lanka Company to provide storing facilities to store the firearms of  Rakna Lanka in his client’s care.

He said however the agreement was already lapsed. He also said if the Court imposes travel restrictions to his client, this would bring a loss of Rs 3500 million to his client and to the country. The case was postponed for July 11.(T.Farook Thajudeen)

  Comments - 9

  • Kumara Dharmarathne Thursday, 12 March 2015 06:26 PM

    Sir, look like something fishy somewhere. You say the loss will be 3500 million rupees in case you could not go on this trip. You must have already earned much more than 3500 million by doing transactions as Head of this company for the last 5-10 years. Furthermore loss of money is not considered as a main factor in a court case.

    Jay Thursday, 12 March 2015 06:55 PM

    If there is a real business damage he should sue back for his money ...

    ms Friday, 13 March 2015 11:49 AM

    He has so much money, he get his supplier beg for payment, sometime had refused to pay, this was before Yapalanaya

    de silva Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:06 PM

    What buisness he is doing now and specially in Nigeria.

    ruwan Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:21 PM

    Ballo piduru kanneth ne kana gonata denneth ne. Sinhalayo niyama kuhakayo

    amal Friday, 13 March 2015 02:25 PM

    As much as sri lanka is known for tea Nigeria is known for racketeering

    Shakeer Friday, 13 March 2015 02:26 PM

    Bad news

    Citizen Friday, 13 March 2015 10:01 AM

    It may be helpful for the investigation to know exactly what business he is doing in Nigeria

    suda Friday, 13 March 2015 04:14 PM

    He cant speak in Sinhala. Shame on you


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