Bribery Commission Arrests Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi And Maj. Gen. Palitha Fernando

Avant Garde Maritime Security Limited Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi and Major General Palitha Fernando was arrested today by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption.

Avant Garde boss Nissanka Senadhipathi with former Defence Secretary Gotabaya

Avant Garde boss Nissanka Senadhipathi with former Defence Secretary Gotabaya

They were arrested after they arrived at the Commission to record a statement.

Last week, the Commission filed a case at the Colombo Magistrate Court against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Avante Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi on charges of corruption under the Bribery Act. As per the charges by the Bribery Commission, eight suspects including Senadhipathi, Fernando and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa have been charged with allowing Avante Garde to maintain a floating armoury, thereby resulting in them making an unlawful profit of Rs. 11. 4 billion.

Update – Nissanka Senadhipathi and Maj. Gen. Palitha Fernando granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate.