Jun 02, 2020

Fmr. Navy commander tried to kill me - Nissanka Senadhipathi Featured

Chairman of the Avant Garde company, Nissanka Yapa Senadhipathi has said that former Navy Commander Admiral Ravindra Wijegunawardena had tried to assassinate him together with a former minister, during the days of the Good Governance government.

He said thus while testifying yesterday (01) before the Presidential Commission appointed to look into political revenge.

Getting together with a former minister, Wijegunawardena had sent two persons armed with 9mm pistols to his place on on December 31, 2015, Senadhipathi said.

However, he said he was unharmed due to his security personnel.

'Once, I met with former president Maithripala Sirisena, explained everything and urged him to return my business contract to me. When hearing of the loss that was incurred, Mr. Sirisena apologized and and said the miserable politics of our country had cornered him to a wall and he was sorry, Mr. Senadhipathi said.

Once, Avant Garde had signed an agreement to train the Nigerian Army, but former minister Rajitha Senaratne had stated at a media briefing that we going to train the terror outfit - Boko Haram. Following these comments, the Nigerian government cancelled the agreement.

Noting that the former minister and cabinet spokesman - Rajitha Senaratne had made many claims back then to prove that the incumbent president - Gotabaya Rajapaksa and himself were wrongdoers, Senadhipathi said a secretary of Senaratne kept on calling him and stated that no lawsuit will be filed against him if he gave false evidence against Mr. Rajapaksa.

He also said that he was subjected to political revenge during  many instances.