Aug 02, 2019

HC issues arrest warrants on Senadipathi and Palitha

The Colombo High Court today (02) issued arrest warrants on Nissanka Senadipathi and Palitha Fernando as they had not appeared in court to face charges of giving and accepting a bribe of Rs.35.5 million in connection with the floating armoury belonging to Avant-Garde Maritime Services.

During today's hearing, a lawyer appearing for Mr. Senadhipthi told court that his client is receiving treatment in Singapore due to an illness. Lawyers representing Fernando informed court that their client has been remanded over another case.

Accordingly, High Court judge Shashi Mahendran issued arrest warrants to produce the suspects before court on August 7, while also instructing their sureties to be present before court on the same date.