Supreme+Court+suspends+hearing+of+permanent+high+court+at+bar+case+against+Gotabaya+for+2+months
Thursday, 25 July 2019 - 12:37
Supreme Court suspends hearing of permanent high court at bar case against Gotabaya for 2 months
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The Supreme Court ordered to suspend the hearing of the Attorney General’s petition against former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and several others until October 1st.

The order was issued when a special appeal filed by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was taken before Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Gamini Amarasekera and S Thurairajah today.

Earlier, Attorney General had sued 7 respondents including Gotabhaya Rajapaksa for misappropriating 33.9 million rupees in the construction of Medamulana DA Rajapaksa museum.

The case was scheduled to be taken before the Permanent High Court at bar tomorrow.

At the same time, the  Permanent High court at bar rejected the preliminary objections filed by Gotabaya Rajapaksa citing that that court has no jurisdiction to hear his case.

Later, the former defence secretary challenged the decision at the Court of Appeal but it also dismissed the case even without considering citing that it has no such jurisdiction to do so.

Thereafter, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa challenged the dismissal of his petition by the Appeal court before the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court then took note of the submission made by Gotabhaya’s lawyer President Counsel Romesh de Silva and granted leave to proceed the petition thereby fixing the hearing on October 1st.

Later, the Supreme Court issued an order suspending the hearing of the case before the Permanent High Court at bar.

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