Thirteen, including Avant Garde Chairman, indicted over 7573 charges

Thirteen, including Avant Garde Chairman, indicted over 7573 charges

10 September 2019 02:29 pm

Chairman of Avant Garde Maritime Security Services, Mr. Nissanka Senadhipathi, along with thirteen other suspects, has been indicted over 7573 charges by the Attorney General, reports said.  

The suspects have been indicted by the AG before the three-member Special High Court, Colombo.

The indictments have been filed over storage of of 816 firearms and 200,000 live ammunition in the Avant Garde ship without licence or permit, recording to be one of the cases with so many charges in recent history, legal experts pointed out. 

Nonetheless, given the nature of the judicial and legal systems in Sri Lanka, it may consume at least 500 years for these indictments to be heard separately, according legal experts. Apparently, in the end, it would have been Nissanka Senadhipathi's great-great-grandson may be found guilty over charges. 

Therefore, the whole chain of events, the saga of "Avant Garde Controversy", is but a media show-off, legal experts further said.