Prosecution evidence against Gamini Senarath concluded | Daily News

Prosecution evidence against Gamini Senarath concluded

The prosecution evidence in the case filed against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Chief of Staff Gamini Sedara Senarath and three others was yesterday concluded before the Colombo Permanent High Court-at-Bar.

Deputy Solicitor General Thusith Mudalige appearing for the Attorney General yesterday informed Court

that prosecution evidence pertaining to the case filed against four accused for illegally transferring of Rs.500 million from Litro Gas to Canwill Holdings will be closed.

Defence Counsel Ali Sabry PC appearing for the defence informed court that they are expecting to make an application in terms of section 200 of the Criminal Procedure Code requesting to acquit the accused without calling for defence evidence.

Taking into consideration the facts, the Trial-at-Bar Bench comprising High Court Judges Sampath Abeykoon (President), Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne fixed the case for further trial on February 22.

Four accused former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Chief of Staff Gamini Sedara Senarath, former Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Managing Director Piyadasa Kudabalage, former Samurdhi Commissioner Neil Bandara Hapuwinna and Lasantha Bandara are currently on bail.

The four accused had been charged under the Penal Code, the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and the Public Property Act.

The Attorney General alleged that the accused have committed this offence between February 1, 2014 and January 20, 2015.Deputy Solicitor General Thusith Mudalige appeared for the Attorney General. President’s Counsel Gamini Marapana, Anil Silva PC, Ali Sabry PC and Counsel Navin Marapana and Sampath Mendis appeared for the defence.

 


 

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