Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and seven others have been ordered to appear before the Colombo Magistrate Court on September 30 over corruption charges. The order was issued today by Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya.
Rajapaksa, along with Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi and six others are charged with making an unlawful profit of Rs. 11.4 billion by maintaining a floating armoury.
The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption yesterday filed a case at the Colombo Magistrate Court against Rajapaksa, Senadhipathi, Sujatha Damayanti, Palitha Fernando, Karunaratne Bandara Adhikari, Somatilaka Dissanayake, Jayanath Colombage and Jayantha Perera on charges of corruption under the Bribery Act.
The eight suspects have been charged for allowing Avant Garde to maintain a floating armoury, thereby resulting in them making an unlawful profit of Rs. 11. 4 billion.