Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and 6 others granted bail

Friday, 30 September 2016 - 13:08


Colombo Chief Magistrate granted bail on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi, 3 former Navy Commanders and two other individuals today.

The suspects were summoned before Court in connection with permitting Avant Garde Maritime Company to illegally operate a floating armory thereby making 11.4 billion rupees loss to the government.

Accordingly, the suspects were released on cash bail of 200 thousand rupees and two surety bails of one million rupees each.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya further ordered to ban overseas travel for the suspects. The Case was fixed for December 1st.