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Oral submissions begin in Gamini Senarath’s case

The prosecution yesterday commenced presenting its oral submissions regarding the case filed against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Chief of Staff Gamini Sedara Senarath and two others over the alleged illegal transfer of Rs.500 million from Litro Gas to Canwill Holdings Pvt Limited.

Deputy Solicitor General Thusith Mudalige began his oral submissions on behalf of the prosecution before the Colombo Permanent High Court-at-Bar.

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 further oral submission to be heard on June 7.

Both prosecution and defence witnesses have concluded their evidence.

On a previous occasion, the court ordered the acquittal and release of the third accused, former Samurdhi Commissioner Neil Bandara Hapuwinna from the case owing to lack of evidence brought against him during the prosecution’s 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 have been charged under the Penal Code, the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and the Public Property Act.

The Attorney General alleged that the accused 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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