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Friday, 24 August 2018 - 18:46
The second case in the special high court against Gotabhaya and 6 others
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The Attorney General has filed action against 7 respondents including former defence secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa for misappropriating state funds in constructing D.A. Rajapaksa museum.

The case against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will be the second case to be taken before the special high court which was set up recently to hear such cases.

Accordingly, Colombo Chief Magistrate, Ranga Dissanayake ordered to call back the notice issued in connection with this case and conclude it yesterday.

Meanwhile, the four respondents including a former president’s chief of Staff, Gamini Senarath who is accused of culpable abuse of 500 million rupees of Litro Gas Company were granted bail by the special high court today.

This Case is the first of its kind to be taken before the special high court specifically set up to hear such cases.

Later, the three-judge bench comprising of Judges Sampath Abeykoon, Sampath Wijerathna, and Champa Janaki Rajarathna released the respondents on a one hundred thousand rupee cash bail and one million rupees surety bail each.

At the same time, the respondents were banned and were ordered to hand over their passports to the court.

The case will be called again on September 19th.

In addition, a former chairman of Sri Lankan Airline, Nishantha Wickramasinghe, and his CEO Kapila Chandrasena appeared before the Presidential Commission that is probing the alleged irregularities in the company today as well.

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