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Avant Garde Case: Gota’s petition dismissed

2 February 2018 12:32 pm - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Colombo High Court today dismissed the petition filed by former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa asking that he and the seven others be discharged from the Avant Garde Case.

The Bribery Commission (BC) had filed 19 charges against Mr. Rajapaksa and seven others for causing a Rs.11.4 billion loss to the government by permitting Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Limited to operate a floating armoury.

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  • Sofia Friday, 02 February 2018 01:09 PM

    So next to SC to delay till some day they get back to power - after all money no object to pay lawyers.

    Sambo Friday, 02 February 2018 01:34 PM

    Is he in Sri Lanka. What we heard was he was smuggled to the USA.

    Jaliya Friday, 02 February 2018 04:06 PM

    Sambo you keep praying that he will arrive in US soil ...... Up-on his arrival he will be greeted by the FBI and will arrange a comfortable dark room with a large mirror to look at him self everyday. In the US they will do a better job on these criminals that what we do here. SL is a lawless country that protects the criminals.

    Wickremasooriya Saturday, 03 February 2018 08:32 AM

    That must be why all these fellows get green cards or run to the US!!!

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 02 February 2018 01:38 PM

    Oh what a surprise, what went wrong with the Judiciary? Generally these petitions are admitted by the Judiciary as long it is from the mighty and powerful.

    Rasheed Friday, 02 February 2018 03:29 PM

    Don't be surprised, after the election he will be cleared.

    alex Friday, 02 February 2018 01:49 PM

    is this the writing on the wall

    Mevan Friday, 02 February 2018 02:05 PM

    What about the MIG deal.

    sach Friday, 02 February 2018 02:18 PM

    There is nothing wrong with Mig deal and this particular case is based on some flimsy charge

    Jaliya Friday, 02 February 2018 06:13 PM

    MIG deal is a BIG DEAL, the criminals had two MoU doc's One real and the other fake tax payer had to pay for the fake invoice while the swindlers pocketed the difference.

    BV Friday, 02 February 2018 06:36 PM


    Lion Friday, 02 February 2018 02:31 PM

    Or what a change hope and pray this change will continue until such time the god farther is behind bars.

    Nilhan Jayawardene Friday, 02 February 2018 03:41 PM

    Very good move. When these guys on power no one could ask court to protect them. Now these rambo's go to court to get them protected for mis-deeds they did for the country's economy. Get him arrested and put him in jail.

    Gold Fingure Friday, 02 February 2018 04:35 PM

    OMG Avant Garde 11 billion, MIG deal few billion, fathers tomb many million, beautifying Colombo another few billion and what more ??? Mahendran in the shade No? Lock him up soon.

    Steve Friday, 02 February 2018 04:48 PM

    Well in this case it's a crime but, from the other side it's a service to our country and countries who help to carry the service. What's went wrong here was there weapons fixed to that ship which was really expensive and it seems to be brought from black market. But more than the lost the ship service had given good money to srilankan navy. Because retired people from those departments were eligible to carry out those weapons and with special training . The past government wanted to have license for those weapons but still it's expensive to it. But now present government establishing the event, government had to pay that amount! And the ship that was modified is still in custody.

    Jaliya Saturday, 03 February 2018 08:02 AM

    Steve ..... sorry what you have given us is bunch of bull. Your write-up only has partial concept ... not the true story or what really happened !!!

    Ceylon Friday, 02 February 2018 05:51 PM

    Now count how much is the 10%.

    Ron Friday, 02 February 2018 06:52 PM

    This guy and his brother are the worst crooks. These thugs should have all their ill gotten gains confiscated and thrown behind bars and never to be released.

    Manik Friday, 02 February 2018 09:54 PM

    His days of evading the law and justice may be numbered.

    Sri Wickrema Friday, 02 February 2018 09:58 PM

    Why is GR so afraid of facing the charges if he is innocent ?

    Upul Saturday, 03 February 2018 06:37 AM

    This guy thought that MR will be there for ever so that he could do anything and everything under the cover of MR. Do you know that there is something called "DITTA DHAMMA VEDANIYA KARMA"? Face it now you Effing AH.

    upi Saturday, 03 February 2018 11:05 AM

    What does the Ravaya say to all this.bald headed crooks

    Wisdom Saturday, 03 February 2018 12:36 PM

    Where is this crook? Has he gone back to the US to take up his normal job as a service station attendant? Lock him up snd throw the keys away.

    Jon Saturday, 03 February 2018 01:15 PM

    Where is this crook hiding? Is he back in the US doing his usual service station job? It is time to lock up this disgusting thug, his brother and for that matter the whole family and throw the keys away.

    A Catholic Devil Saturday, 03 February 2018 02:57 PM

    Kill this son of a gota. I hope and pray this guy rot in prison and in Hell

    Miracle Saturday, 03 February 2018 04:16 PM

    This is a miracle -no one expected this powerful guys petition will be dismissed.

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