Wednesday, 22nd September 2021

D A Rajapaksa museum case: Oct 15 date fixed for hearing

Colombo, Aug 30 (BAN/ AD): The Colombo Special High Court has fixed October 15 as date for hearing case against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and six others. Special court after hearing the prosecution’s request in the alleged misappropriation of Rs. 33.9 million by building a D. A. Rajapaksa museum, the Colombo Special High Court today decided hearing date.

On an earlier occasion, the Supreme Court had directed the Special High Court to stop hearing further evidence over the D.A. Rajapaksa museum case till October 1, 2019, while the Supreme Court decides on the appeal made by the defence in this case over the jurisdiction of the Special High Court to hear the case.

Summons have been issued to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and six others by the trial at Bar comprising Judges Sampath Abeyrathna, Sampath Abeykoon and Champa Janaki Rajarathne.

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