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Monday, 07 September 2015 - 16:21
Update: Avant Garde floating arsenal case terminates ; travel ban on Chairman lifted


Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris terminated today the case being heard against Avant Garde’s Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi.

The Magistrate informed that the travel ban on Avant Garde Chairman would also be lifted.

The Magistrate terminated the case after the CID informed the Court that the Attorney General has no intention to proceed with the case any longer.

Meanwhile, Colombo High Court Judge Mahilal Vaidyatilaka ordered the Attorney General today to file objections, if any, against bailing former MP Sajin Vass Gunawardana.

This order was issued after considering a motion filed by Sajin Vass Gunawardana’s wife requesting bail for her husband.

Sajin Vass Gunawardana was arrested and remanded later for misusing of 23 vehicles belonging to the then Presidential Secretariat.

Meanwhile, former DIG Vass Gunawardana who was admitted to Colombo National Hospital after a sudden illness this morning is receiving further treatment at Ward No. 49 of Colombo National Hospital.

Former DIG Gunawardana fell sick when he was brought to Colombo High Court this morning in connection with the murder case of millionaire businessman Mohammad Siyam.

Later the Judge postponed the case until tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya informed three persons including the Director of the Dehiwala Zoo not to cause hindrance to court affairs.

Authorities of Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage had refused to accept two elephant calves when they were taken there by the CID on August 31st.

The two calves were ceased from the possession of Ali Roshan, taken into custody by the CID, who brought them to Pinnawala on a court order.

Later, the court issued notice to Director of Dehiwala Zoo Anura de Silva, Assistant Director of Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage H.G. Abeysinghe and its Curator S.K Rathnayake to appear in court today.

However, appearing on behalf of the three wildlife department officers senior lawyer attached to the Attorney General’s office informed court that the 3 officials have expressed their regrets.

Later the Colombo Chief Magistrate ordered the 3 officers to appear before court on October 20th.

Monday, 07 September 2015 - 19:53
Travel ban on Nissanka Senadhipathi lifted

The CID informed the Court today that the Attorney General has no intention to proceed the case against Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi. 

This was revealed when the relevant case was taken before Colombo Magistrate Nishantha Peries this morning.

Later the Magistrate dismissed the case and lifted the existing travel ban on Nissanka Senadhipathi.

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