CA Writ Order in Ravi’s case under Public Property Act

The High Court Trial-at-Bar has mentioned that the Court of Appeal has issued a Writ Order that the Attorney General cannot pursue other charges against   former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who was acquitted of the charges under the Public Property Act related to the Central Bank Bond incident.

After considering a petition submitted by Karunanayake, the Court of Appeal Bench consisting of Justice Sobitha Rajakaruna and Justice Dhammika Ganepola announced this decision on February 28 and the Attorney General should submit his position to the High Court regarding the relevant decision.

High Court Judge Damith Thotawatta, who pointed out that this decision was given only to the second defendant in the case, Ravi Karunanayake, also mentioned that this decision was issued without prejudice to the indictments against the other defendants.

The case was called before the special three-judge bench of High Court Judge Damith Totawatta, High Court Judge Manjula Thilakaratne and Mohammad Irshadeen. On behalf of Ravi Karunanayake, President’s Counsel Shavendra Fernando presented the facts to the court.


by Daily News Sri Lanka

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