Case against Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be taken up continuously from Jan 22

Case against Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be taken up continuously from Jan 22

Case against Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be taken up continuously from Jan 22

Written by Staff Writer

17 Jan, 2019 | 1:08 pm

Colombo (News1st): The case filed against Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and 06 others over alleged misappropriation of Rs. 33.9 Million in public funds for the construction of the D.A. Rajapaksa Memorial and Museum will be taken up continuously from the 22nd of January.

The case was taken up before a bench comprising of Justices Champa Janaki Rajaratne, Sampath Abeykoon and Sampath Wijeratne of the Permanent High Court Trial at Bar.

An order was issued on the 18 witnesses from the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation barring them from traveling overseas without court approval.

Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris who is leading the prosecution informed court there was an attempt made by some witnesses to travel overseas and if at least one of them travel abroad it would pose an obstacle to take the case for trial continuously.

He informed the bench, the prosecution expects to make a special request for a just trial after it commences.

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