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Gammanpila’s alleged misappropriation case:

AG WANTS PREDECESSOR JUDGE TO HEAR CASE

The case filed against Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila for allegedly misappropriating Rs. 20 million following his alleged fraudulent share transaction was yesterday fixed for September 26 by the Colombo High Court.

When the case came up before High Court Judge Shashi Mahendran, the Attorney General moved court that this case be heard before predecessor Judge R. Gurusinghe since he had heard the case from the inception.

Deputy Solicitor General Dilan Ratnayake appearing for the Attorney General submitted to court that the Attorney General has sought the Chief Justice’s approval to hear the case before predecessor judge. The Attorney General (AG) alleged that MP Udaya Gammanpila has misappropriated Rs. 20 million when selling the shares of Digital Nominees to businessman Dhammika Perera. The AG charged that the alleged business transaction had taken place using a fraudulent power of attorney to sell the shares belonging to Australian businessman Brian Shaddick.

The AG had listed 20 persons as witnesses in the case and named 16 documents as production items of the case.Gammanpila was arrested on June 18, 2016. He is currently on bail. Deputy Solicitor General Dilan Ratnayake appeared for the Attorney General. President’s Counsel Shavindra Fernando with Jayantha Weerasinghe PC appeared for MP Gammanpila.

 

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