Australian appears in court over case involving Udaya

An Australian National appeared before the Colombo High Court today over a case involving Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila.

Australian Brian Shaddick had accused Gammanpila of committing fraud and depriving him of assets and interest to the tune of about 15 million US Dollars.

The fraud had allegedly been committed by Gammanpila as a Director of the Digital Nominees Company which is headed by Shaddick.

Gammanpila had allegedly committed the fraud by using a false affidavit. He was arrested in June last year over the case but was released on bail the following month.

Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra told reporters outside the court the incident had discouraged Shaddick from investing in Sri Lanka.

She said that Shaddick was a huge investor in Sri Lanka but after he was deceived by Gammanpila, he has no plans to invest further in the island. (Colombo Gazette)



  1. This is a sad state of affairs, and we have had enough of these incidents that blemish the name of this beautiful country! Don’t blame the Gods but the villains! ONCE CONDEMNED & PROVED THESE ROGUES MUST BE DEPRIVED OF EVER ENTERING THE POLITICAL ARENA! I believe if we really do so we will end up with less than a HANDFUL in the Government, the oppositions combined! Wake up & defend your rights & get rid of these criminals !

    • Criminals should be punished after a fair trial. This case though, looks to me like a fabricated drama. Gammanpila has been very open about this case for years now. He frequently published his side of the story.. Anybody who studied what happened knows what is going on.

      The government sent police teams to Australia to find something to stick to Gammanpila. This is unprecedented.. Champika Ranawaka’s hand is everywhere. This government has operators in Australia. Just imagine how Ranil Wickramasinhe got his Doctorate from Australia for achieving nothing.

      What about the Central-bank robbery? What about the Coal scandal? These are Billion Dollar robberies.. What about the hundreds of scams happening right now.. Nobody was even arrested .. But the public in Sri lanka knows.

      • I couldn’t agree more on the fact that criminals should be punished! Fabricated drama is part of the political scene, let the course of justice give the verdict! Let us elucidate one at a time, embezzlement seem to be the main interest of many politicos! Set a thief to catch a thief is what’s taking place now in this web of crime!

  2. Gommanpilla your a fraudster, you should be ashamed to call yourself a Buddhist. You belong to the jail for a long period of time We await for that day as the impartial judiciary will give the proper verdict for forging the signatures of the Australian > this another Tissa Attanayake vase

    • අන්න අර ඔස්ට්‍රේලියන් කාරය බොරු ගොඩකට අහුවෙලා ලංකාවෙන් පැනල ගිහින්.. එයාට විරුද්ධව හොර අත්සන් නඩුවකුත් ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාවේ තියනවලු.. ඒ ඔක්කොම උසාවියේදී පිළිගත්තා….


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