Case against Gota, six others fixed for day-to-day trial

 
 
The case filed against former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six others was yesterday fixed for day-to-day trial by the Permanent High Court-at-Bar.

This is in connection with the case filed alleging that the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum and Memorial in Medamulana was built using public funds amounting to Rs.33.9 million. The Trial-at-Bar bench comprising High Court Judges Sampath Abeykoon (President), Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne fixed the case to be heard on a day-to-day basis commencing January 22, 2019.

However, this case is to be taken up again as a calling date on January 3 to ascertain whether defence received required documents pertaining to the indictments.

Meanwhile, President's Counsel Romesh de Silva appearing on behalf of former Defence Secretary informed that defence is expecting to raise preliminary objections against this case in due cause.The court was informed that the defence was yet to receive several documents pertaining to the case.

The indictments were filed against seven accused former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, members of the director board of Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (LRDC) Chairman Prasad Harshan de Silva, Bhadra Udulawathi Kamaladada, Sudammika Keminda Artigala, Saman Kumara Abraham Galappatti, Devage Mahinda Saliya and Srimathi Mallika Kumari Senadheera under seven counts for allegedly misappropriating LRDC funds amounting to Rs.33.9 million.

The seven accused are currently on bail.

Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris appeared for the Attorney General.

President's Counsel Ali Sabry with Anil Silva PC appeared for the accused.

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Case against Gota, six others fixed for day-to-day trial-Time-11:27

The case filed against former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six others in connection with an incident that the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum and Memorial in Medamulana was built using public funds amounting to Rs.33.9 million was fixed for day-to-day trial by Colombo Permanent High Court-at-Bar.
Trial-at-bar bench comprising High Court Judges Sampath Abeykoon (President), Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne fixed the case to be heard on day-to-day basis commencing from January 22 next year.
 
However, this case is to be taken up again as a calling date on January 3 in order to ascertain whether defence received required documents pertaining to the indictments. 
 
Meanwhile, President's Counsel Romesh de Silva appearing on behalf of former Defence Secretary informed that defence is expecting to raise preliminary objections against this case in due cause.
 
The court was informed that the defence was yet to receive several documents pertaining to the case. 
The indictments were filed against seven accused former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, members of the director board of Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (LRDC) Chairman Prasad Harshan de Silva, Bhadra Udulawathi Kamaladada, Sudammika Keminda Artigala, Saman Kumara Abraham Galappatti, Devage Mahinda Saliya and Srimathi Mallika Kumari Senadheera under seven counts for allegedly misappropriating LRDC funds amounting to Rs.33.9 million.
 
The seven accused are currently out on bail. 
Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris appeared for the Attorney General. President's Counsel Ali Sabry with Anil Silva PC appeared for the accused.
 


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