Senadhipathi provides evidence before PCoI probing political victimization

Chairman of Avant-Garde Nissanka Senadhipathi provided evidence today before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing incidents of political victimization under the previous regime.

Senadhipathi was summoned by the PCoI today following a complaint he had lodged with the PCoI  against several MPs of the former government.

Senadhipathi had filed a complaint alleging that former MPs Patali Champika Ranawaka, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, Rajitha Senaratne and Arjuna Ranatunga had conspired to shut down operations of Avant-Garde in order to gain political advantage.

Senadhipathi claims the MPs wanted to bring disrepute to now President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and prevent him from contesting the Presidential elections.

He also notes the former Ministers had an ulterior motive to acquire his business.

In his complaint he had also stated that 4,900 jobs were lost as a result of the closure of his company Avant-Garde.

“The country has also lost $ 1 billion revenue from an agreement which was signed with the Nigerian government. The agreement would have generate 25,000 jobs,” Senadhipathi told reporters today.