Touchwood Investments’ assets will be taken over by a liquidator following Thursday’s Commercial High Court to wind up the company since it was unable to settle debts and pay back its dues to a large number of its investors.
Counsel for the Petitioner in the Touchwood winding up case, Avindra Rodrigo told the Business Times they would be filing action against the present and former management of Touchwood Investments PLC. In his order, Commercial High Court Judge Amendra Seneviratne found the company unable to pay its debts as it had not made any attempt to secure or settle the debts despite claims of having assets worth billions. The fact that the company’s continuous failure to settle the debts owed to the Petitioner and other creditors have also been made note of when delivering the order. Touchwood Investments present Chairman/CEO Lanka Kiwlegedara opened a new office on Monday at Pelawatta, Battaramulla, days before the judgment in the winding up case was delivered.
Mr. Rodrigo noted that these physical premises could continue to remain open but would be taken over by the liquidator once appointed.