Senadhipathi to be tried in absentia

17 September 2019 07:39 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The trial against Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd Chairman Nissanka Senadhipthi has been fixed for October 22 and will be heard in the absence of the accused.

High Court Judge Sashi Mahendran made this order in the bribery case filed by the Commission to investigate allegations of bribery or corruption on charges of offering a bribe of Rs.35.5 million to Major General Palitha Fernando (Rtd) by Avant-Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi consequent to the Avant-Garde floating armoury operations between 2012 and 2014.

Maj. Gen. Paltha Fernando who is in remand in connection with another case was produced in court today.

On the previous call date Gamini Marapona PC appearing for Mr. Sendhipathi submitted a medical report issued by a Singaporean doctor which was countersigned by a solicitor in Singapore and authenticated by the Sri Lankan mission in Singapore confirming that he was undergoing treatment in Singapore.

The Court had also issued an arrest warrant on Mr. Senadhipathi after he failed to appear in court in the case. (T. Farook Thajudeen)

  Comments - 6

  • Warren Raed Tuesday, 17 September 2019 09:16 PM

    Whatever said and done these people will never be punished. That one thing we know 100%.

    Bandu Tuesday, 17 September 2019 09:41 PM

    The Sri Lankan mission in Singapore should not interfere in these matters. Is there colllusion here ?

    Bandu Tuesday, 17 September 2019 09:41 PM

    The Sri Lankan mission in Singapore should not interfere in these matters. Is there colllusion here ?

    Dhammika Wednesday, 18 September 2019 08:21 AM

    All this drama is to hoodwink the general population of Sri Lanka .

    johan Wednesday, 18 September 2019 08:37 AM

    Singapore has become the safe heaven for Sri lankan fraudsters and culprits.Justice ministry must have track on Airport to apprehend these looters irrespective of whatever loopholes we have in our Judiciary.

    King Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:55 PM

    This must be Singapore's latest way of attracting foreign funds by giving refuge to mega fraudsters. Lee kuan Yew must be turning in his grave!

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