CID informed the Galle magistrate court today (21st May) that Avant Gard established under the Rakna Lanka Company which was managed under the direct supervision of former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapakshe, has deposited a large sum of money in fixed and normal accounts operated through banks in several foreign countries.
CID has informed these information to the court regarding the investigations and court trials that are being carried out by CID on allegedly maintenance of a floating arms store in the Galle port by Avant Gard.
However, CID has not exposedany information on amount of the money deposited and countries and banks where such money was deposited. CID has requested a court order from the magistrate to keep all Avant Gard documents under the security of CID.
After considering the facts made by Avant Gard lawyer, magistrate requested the CID to submit a list of documents exactly required by the CID and fix a next court trial date to 5th June.