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 D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case:

Case against Gota, six others fixed for day-to-day trial

 

Gota's case hearing fixed for June 19-Time : 12:51

Former Defence Secreary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was today permitted to travel abroad for a medical test and further treatment by the Special High Court.

Further, The Special High Court has decided to commence hearing the case filed against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum, on the 19th of June.


The 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 was built using public funds amounting to Rs.33.9 million was yesterday fixed for day-to-day trial by Colombo Permanent High Court-at-Bar.

The Trial-at-Bar bench comprising High Court Judges Sampath Abeykoon (President), Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne fixed the case to be heard on day-to-day basis commencing from June 19.

The Court was informed that there is no any Stay Order issued by the Court of Appeal preventing the Permanent High Court proceedings and as such trial can be proceeded without any hinderence.

Meanwhile, former Defence Secreary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa whose passport was impounded in connection with the D.A.Rajapaksa Museum case was yesterday permitted to travel Singapore for a medical check-up by Permanent High Court-at-Bar.

The Trial-at-Bar bench allowed Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to travel to Singapore between May 24 and June 2. The Court made this order following a request made by Defence Counsel that his client be permitted to go abroad for medical purpose.

On February 11, the Permanent High Court-at-Bar decided to overrule preliminary objections raised by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six others in connection with the D. A. Rajapaksa Museum case citing Permanent High Court-at-Bar has jurisdiction to hear this case.

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 Kamaladasa, Sudammika Keminda Artigala, Saman Kumara Abraham Galappatti, Devage Mahinda Saliya and Srimathi Mallika Kumari Senadheera under seven counts for allegedly misappropriating LRDC funds of Rs.33.9 million.

Senior State Counsel Wasantha Perera appeared for the Attorney General.

President’s Counsel Ali Sabry and Anil Silva PC appeared for the accused.


 

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