Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi today sought permission from Court to travel to Singapore. If approved, he will be the third person in the case permitted to travel overseas despite the court imposing a travel ban originally in the Rs. 11 billion case where Senadhipathi, and several others including former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been named suspects for making an unlawful profit from a floating armoury.
Senadhipathi has requested for permission to travel to Singapore for medical treatment. The request was filed by his lawyer and the court will take up his request on Thursday.
Early this month, Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya granted permission to Major General Palitha Fernando to travel to Doha, Qatar to attend an athletic seminar.
Prior to that, the court granted permission to Gotabaya Rajapaksa to travel to China, also for a seminar. They, along with Senadhipathi are currently out on bail in the case.
In August, the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption filed a case at the Colombo Magistrate Court against Rajapaksa, and seven others including Fernando and Senadhipathi. The eight suspects have been charged for allowing Avant Garde to maintain a floating armoury, thereby resulting in them making an unlawful profit of Rs. 11. 4 billion.