Home / Front Page/ Gota petitions against HC Trial-at-Bar; SC refuses to grant leave to appeal

Gota petitions against HC Trial-at-Bar; SC refuses to grant leave to appeal


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Thursday, 12 September 2019 01:18


By S.S. Selvanayagam

By a majority decision, the five-judge Bench of the Supreme Court yesterday (11) refused to grant leave to appeal with the petition filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa challenging the Trial-at-Bar order dated 11 January in the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case for 9 September. 

The Bench comprised Justices Sisira J. De Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardane, Prasanna S. Jayawardena, Vijith Malalgoda and L.T.B. Dehideniya. 

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

The Attorney General had filed indictments against seven accused, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and members of the Director Board of the Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (LRDC) – Chairman Prasad Harshan de Silva, Bhadra Udulawathi Kamaladasa, Sudammika Kheminda 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.

Romesh de Silva, PC with Sugath Caldera instructed by Sanath Wijewardane appeared for Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Additional Solicitor General Priyantha Nawanna with State Counsel Udara Karunaratne appeared for the Attorney General.


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

The Monetary Board should weed out dishonest officers to save its reputation

Monday, 17 February 2020

Asani: Since the loss calculations are defective and auditors have not been fully conversant with the Monetary Board’s role in EPF, shouldn’t we dismiss all the reports, Grandpa? Sarath Mahatthaya: It’s not like that. Though they’ve been weak


COVID-19 – The dark side of global supply chains

Monday, 17 February 2020

The coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, outbreak in China has slowly but steadily rattled the global economy, disrupting virtually every major industry, from food, fashion, pharmaceuticals, entertainment to automobiles and technology. The first casu


Covid-19 and its effect on the airline industry

Monday, 17 February 2020

The effects of the Coronavirus, now named Covid-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO), has already had a numbing effect on the airline industry. Sadly, it appears that the worst is yet to come. SARS in 2002 Readers who remember the Severe Acute


Coronavirus epidemic and China’s slowdown: Economic impact on Sri Lanka

Monday, 17 February 2020

On 28 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a global emergency. The new virus emerged in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province in China but has now spread to at least 27 other coun


Columnists More