Jul 05, 2019

AG instructs CID to arrest eight persons over Avant Garde case

The Attorney General (AG) has instructed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to arrest eight persons including Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi over the floating armoury case.

These instructions had been issued to the Senior DIG of the CID, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, Co-ordinating Officer to the AG said adding that they have been ordered to be produced before court.

The eight persons who have been named as suspects are as follows :

Retired Major General Palitha Fernando
Retired Major General Karunaratne Egodawela
Nissanka Senadhipathi
Reitred Navy Commodore Vishwajith Nandana Diyabalane
National Police Commission Secretary
Former Additional Defence Secretary Saman Dissanayake
Retired Air Vice Marshal P.D. Premachandra
Former Defence Secretary Damayanthi Jayaratne
Rakna Lanka company Chairman Victor Samaraweera