Magisterial inquiry against Gota, six others terminated | Daily News
D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case:

Magisterial inquiry against Gota, six others terminated

The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court yesterday terminated its magisterial inquiry against former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six others over the D.A.Rajapaksa Museum and Memorial case.

When the case came up before Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake, the FCID that initiated preliminary investigations into the incident informed court that the Attorney General has already filed indictments in the Permanent High Court-at-Bar against the seven accused including former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa former Chairman and members of the Director Board of Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (LRDC).

This is over an incident that the D.A.Rajapaksa Museum and Memorial in Medamulana was built misappropriating LRDC funds.

The indictments were filed against seven accused, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, LRDC Chairman Prasad Harshan de Silva, Bhadra Udulawathi Kamaladada, Sudammika Keminda Artigala, Saman Kumara Abraham Galappatti, Devage Mahinda Saliya and Srimathi Mallika Kumari Senadheera.The Attorney General maintained that Cabinet approval has not been obtained for the construction of the D.A.Rajapaksa Memorial Museum in Weerakatiya, Medamulana.

The AG further alleged that no legal agreement had been entered into by the LRDC and project officials.

The seven accused had been ordered to appear before Permanent High Court-at-Bar on September 10.


 

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