Case against MR,four others fixed for May 15 | Daily News
Alleged default of Rs.142 mn to SLTB:

Case against MR,four others fixed for May 15

The Colombo Commercial High Court yesterday fixed for May 15, a lawsuit filed against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and four other parties in connection with defaulting a sum of Rs.142 million owed to the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) for utilising SLTB buses to transport people to the election rallies of the former President during the 2015 Presidential Election campaign.

The Commercial High Court had decided to accept the amended petition filed by plaintiff party, the SLTB regarding this incident.

On a previous occasion, the plaintiff SLTB had decided to exclude Minister Susil Premajayantha and Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa from the defendant list.

According to the ammended plaint, the SLTB has named five UPFA 20015 - Presidential election committee members, including former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA),the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Election Committee members Gamini Senarath and Amal Senadhilankara as respondents.

The SLTB had earlier named seven parties including former SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha as defendants.

The plaintiff said the UPFA had hired buses from the SLTB for the January

8,2015 Presidential Election rallies but had failed to settle the payments after obtaining the services.



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