AG to consider request from Defense on GI pipe case against Basil

AG to consider request from Defense on GI pipe case against Basil

AG to consider request from Defense on GI pipe case against Basil

Written by Staff Writer

19 Jul, 2021 | 2:01 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Counsel for Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa requested the Attorney General to consider if the case filed against their client over the purchasing of GI pipes will be taken forward.

The case was filed by the Attorney General in 2016 and on Monday (19) Deputy Solicitor General Sudarshana De Silva told the Colombo High Court that the Attorney General is prepared to consider the request.

The case was filed against former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa & Former Director-General of the Divineguma Development Department Kithsiri Ranawaka for allegedly misappropriating Rs.36.5 million funds belonging to the Divi Neguma Development Department to purchase and distribute GI pipes during the run-up to the 2015 Presidential Election.

The case was called up in the presence of Colombo High Court Judge Namal Balalle and the matter will be called up again on the 01st of September.

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