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Friday, 27 September 2019 - 15:32
COURT OF APPEAL REJECTS BASIL'S REQUEST
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The appeal filed by former Minister Basil Rajapaksa requesting a transfer of the case filed before Colombo High Court judge Gihan Kulathunga has been rejected by Colombo High Court. This case was in connection with the printing and distribution of calendars with the images of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa during the last Presidential Election

The petition was taken up for hearing today before the High court bench comprising Justices Shiran Gunaratne and Mahinda Samayawardena.

The Attorney General filed a petition in the Colombo High Court against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and former Director General of the Divineguma Development Department Kithsiri Ranawaka for incurring a loss of 209.4 million to the government as result of  printing  5 million calendars with the images of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa during the last Presidential Election.

Therefore, the case will be taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga.

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