Action against former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and 7 others have been filed by the Commission to Investigate into Allegations of Bribery or Corruption today for unlawfully authorizing the establishing of the floating armoury.
The seven other persons are former Additional Secretary of the State Ministry of Defense Damayanthi Jayaratne, Major General Palitha Fernando, Major General K.B. Egodawela, former Navy Commanders Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake, Admiral Jayanath Colombage, Admiral Jayantha Perera and Avant Garde Chairman retired Major General Nissanka Senadhipathi.
Director General of the Commission Ms. Dilrukshi Dias Wickremesinghe said that Avant Garde Maritime Services had earned a sum of Rs 11.4 billion as a result of being allowed to maintain a floating armoury. A massive stash of weapons was discovered on board when SL Navy boarded the vessel on 6th October, 2015.