The Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar has acquitted the Chairman of the Avant Garde Maritime Services Company Nissanka Senadhipathi and the seven other defendants over the operating of a floating armoury in the seas off Galle.
The case was heard before a three-judge bench comprising Justices Aditya Patabendige, Manjula Tilakaratne and Mahen Weeraman.
The Trial-at-Bar had concluded the hearing of the case on April 28 while the verdict was expected to be delivered today (May 21).
Chairman of the Avant Garde Maritime Services Company Nissanka Senadhipathi and the other defendants had been accused of operating a floating armory onboard the MV Avant Garde in the seas off Galle harbor.
The defendants were accused of causing a financial loss to the tune of 11.4 billion rupees to the Government by granting approval to the Avant Garde Maritime Services to operate a floating armory in Galle Harbor during the period from 07 August 2012 to 8 January 2015.