Min. Patali Champika summoned by Colombo High Court

Min. Patali Champika summoned by Colombo High Court

Written by Staff Writer

10 Oct, 2018 | 9:13 pm

Colombo (News1st): The Colombo High court today (October 10) issued summons on Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka to appear before the court on the 18th of this month.

Although the Minister was summoned to Court today to provide evidence for a case against the transactions of the RADA company, he did not appear in court stating that he had to attend parliamentary sittings.

The case filed at the high court relating to the transactions of RADA, against the former director of the company Tiran Alles, and Directors Saliya Wickramasuriya, Jayantha Dias Samarasinghe and Emil Kanthan were taken up before High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi.

Minister Pataili Champika Ranawaka and former President’s Secretary Lalith Weerathunga were due to present evidence in court today. Lalith Weerathunga accepted that the signature on the document submitted by Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peris appearing on behalf of the Attorney General, belonged to him. Weeratunga said that the document contained the order from the former president to establish RADA.

A photocopy of the document was presented to parliament and the defendants objected to this. As he accepted that the signature on the document was authentic court granted permission to call in evidence on the document. However, the high court issued an order requiring the parties to act as per the evidence ordinance when presenting photocopies of documents to the court in the future. The case was postponed to the 18th of this month.

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