CA stays High Court proceedings of Avant Garde Bribery case

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Court of Appeal today issued an interim order staying the Colombo High Court’s proceedings pertaining to Avant Garde bribery case filed against Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Yapa Senadhipathi and Rtd. Major General Palitha Fernando.

Court of Appeal two-judge-bench comprising Justice Kumuduni Wickremasinghe and Justice Devika Abeyratne made this order pursuant to a writ petition filed by Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Yapa Senadhipathi and Rtd. Major General Palitha Fernando who challenged Colombo High Court’s order to reject preliminary objections raised by them.

This interim order will be effective until the final determination of this revision application.

Accordingly, the Court of Appeal issued notices returnable for September 7 on respondent parties including Bribery Commission.

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