Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s appeal against the Avant Garde court case postponed

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s appeal against the Avant Garde court case postponed

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s appeal against the Avant Garde court case postponed

Written by Staff Writer

26 Jul, 2019 | 9:41 pm

Colombo(News1st)- A ruling on a revision application filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Court of Appeal, over the Avant-Garde illegal floating armoury case, was fixed for August 30th by the Court of Appeal.

The Bribery Commission filed a case against Gotabaya Rajapaksa and several others for causing losses worth Rs. 11.4 billion to the government by permitting operations of the Avante Garde floating armoury. Although the decision of the case that was taken up before a bench comprising of Judges Deepali Wijesundera and Achala Wenngappuli was due to be delivered today, it was postponed as it had not been prepared.

Meanwhile, another case filed against Gotabaya Rajapaksa was taken up at the Permanent High Court Trial-at-bar. 7 indictments including the misappropriation of state funds in excess of Rs. 33.9 million for the construction of the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum have been filed against the former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The court today informed the counsel representing Gotabaya Rajapaksa to file their objections against the agreement of the Attorney General to remove one indictment.

Deputy Solicitor General Dileep Peris informed the court that the Supreme Court has issued an order preventing the trial against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar until the 1st of October. Furthermore, the court informed that the trial will not proceed until a further order is issued by the Supreme Court and decided to continue to other proceedings of the case.

The case was taken up before a bench comprising of justices Sampath Abeyakoon, Sampath Wijeyaratne and Champa Janaki.

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