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* Avant Garde case to be heard daily from March 19, suspects granted bail
Tue, Oct 3, 2017, 08:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 03, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today decided to hear the Avant Garde floating armory case daily from the 19 March 2018 and granted bail to the two suspects.

Colombo High Court Judge R Gurusinha today decided that the case against the Chairman of controversial Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd Major Nissanka Senadhipathi and former chairman of the now defunct Rakna Araksha Lanka (RALL) Ltd. Palitha Fernando will be heard from 19 March to 22 March 2018 daily.

Following the indictment of the suspects by the Commission to Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption, the judge ordered the release of the suspects on a Rs. 100,000 cash bail and two sureties of Rs. 1 million each.

The suspects, who were arrested in September last year, indicted under 47 counts of charges including offering and accepting a bribe of Rs. 35.5 million rupees for floating armory in the Southern sea.

 

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