Evidence concluded in a case against Gamini Senarath | Daily News

Evidence concluded in a case against Gamini Senarath

 

The case filed against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Chief of Staff Gamini Sedara Senarath and two others over alleged illegal transfer of Rs.500 million from from Litro Gas to Canwill Holdings Pvt Limited was today fixed for oral submissions by Colombo Permanent High Court-at-Bar since both prosecution and defence witnesses have concluded their evidence.  

When the case came up before Trial-at-bar bench comprising High Court Judges Sampath Abeykoon (President), Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne, the case was fixed for oral submission to be heard on June 3.

 

 


 

The case filed against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Chief of Staff Gamini Sedara Senarath and two others over alleged illegal transfer of Rs.500 million from from Litro Gas to Canwill Holdings Pvt Limited was yesterday fixed for oral submissions by Colombo Permanent High Court-at-Bar since both prosecution and defence witnesses have concluded their evidence.

When the case came up before the Trial-at-Bar bench comprising High Court Judges Sampath Abeykoon (President), Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne, the case was fixed for oral submission to be heard on June 3.

On a previous occasion, the Court ordered to acquit and release third accused former Samurdhi Commissioner Neil Bandara Hapuwinna from the case owing to lack of evidence transpired against him during the prosecution evidence.

However,the Permanent High Court-at-Bar decided to proceed with further trial against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Chief of Staff Gamini Sedara Senarath, former Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Managing Director Piyadasa Kudabalage and Lasantha Bandara. The 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 Navin Marapana PC appeared for the defence.


 

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