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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 - 20:45
Officers of Commission Investigating Massive fraud and corruption inspect Avant Gaurd vessel
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The Avant Garde floating armory which was recently handed over to police by the navy for investigations was inspected by the officers of the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry on Massive Fraud and Corruption today.

Secretary of the Special Presidential commission of Inquiry Lacil de Silva told our news team that the five officers who boarded the vessel at 1.30 this afternoon, and would continue inspections tomorrow as well.

Investigation would be carried on the vessel as part of the investigations being carried out with regard to Raknalanka security firm.

Earlier it was reported that the weapons were carried by the vessel for Raknalanka security firm.

 
The investigation conducted by the Navy stated that 33 crew members including five foreigners were on board at the time the vessel was seized.

The same report stated that 816 T-56 and 84-S fire arms and nearly 200 thousand bullets were found in the vessel.

Meanwhile, Former Chairman of Sri Lankan Airlines, Nishantha Wickremesinghe who is the brother in law of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is also to be called before the Presidential Commission to Investigate Fraud and Corruption.

Although officials of the Commission had visited his residence to handover the notice, his Wife had refused to accept it stating that her husband, Nishantha Wickremesinghe had not been at the residence in Mount Lavinia.

Meanwhile, the Presidential Commission to Investigate Fraud and Corruption will obtain evidence from the Public in to the failure to make payments to ITN for advertisements telecast pertaining to the campaign of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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