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Gotabhaya allowed to travel abroad for one month

Former Defence Secreary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, whose passport was impounded by Colombo Permanent High Court-at-Bar regarding D.A. Rajapaksa Museum and Memorial case, was yesterday permitted to travel abroad for one month.

While permitting former Defence Secretary to travel United State of America for one month, Court ordered the court registrar to temporally release his passport.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa through his counsel sought an order from Court to temporary lift his travel ban from December 14 to January 14 next year.

President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva appearing on behalf of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa informed Court that his client is expecting to leave for the USA.

Meanwhile, 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 built using public funds amounting to Rs.33.9 million was yesterday fixed for November 27 by Colombo Permanent High Court-at-Bar.

The case will be taken up again as a calling date to ascertain whether defence received required documents pertaining to the indictments.

However, this case was fixed for trial to be heard daily basis from December 4.

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 out on bail now.


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