Senadhipathi – a close associate of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, had requested permission to travel to Nigeria for business. But the CID had objected to the request noting that it would delay the ongoing investigation into Avant Garde’s dealings with the Defence Ministry and on the various armories it maintained.
The Counsel who appeared for Senadhipathi had stated that it would incur a loss of Rs. 3500 million to his client and to Sri lanka is the Court imposed a travel restriction on his client. However, the CID had stated that have already obtained reports from the Secretaries to the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, on their opinion on the issue.