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Gota’s revision application fixed for May 17

The revision application filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, challenging the Trial-at-Bar order dated January 11, 2019, in the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case, was yesterday fixed for May 17 by the Court of Appeal.

The Court of Appeal two-judge-bench comprising Justice Achala Wengappuli and Justice Arjuna Obeysekera fixed the application for May 17 in order to announce a date for the order.

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

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had filed a revision application in the Court of Appeal, seeking an order to set aside this order issued by the Permanent High Court-at-Bar.

Additional Solicitor-General Priyantha Nawana, PC, appearing for the Attorney-General; had raised preliminary objections, citing that appeals relating to the orders issued by the Trial-at-Bar bench should be referred to the Supreme Court instead of filing them before the Court of Appeal.

However, President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva, appearing for Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, argued that the Court of Appeal had the jurisdiction to hear appeal applications in accordance with the Criminal Procedure Code. The Attorney-General filed Indictments against seven accused; former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, as well as Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (LRDC) Chairman Prasad Harshan de Silva and director board members Bhadra Udulawathi Kamaladasa, Sudammika Kheminda Artigala, Saman Kumara Abraham Galappatti, Devage Mahinda Saliya, and Srimathi Mallika Kumari Senadheera; under seven counts of allegedly misappropriating Rs.33.9 million of LRDC funds.

President's Counsel Romesh de Silva, with Counsel Sugath Caldera and under the instructions of Counsel Sanath Wijewardane, appeared for Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

Additional Solicitor-General Priyantha Nawana, PC, with Deputy Solicitor-General Dileepa Peiris and Senior State Counsel Wasantha Perera, appeared for the respondents.

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Gota’s revision application fixed for May 17 - (16:13)

The revision application filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa challenging the Trial-at-Bar order dated January 11, 2019 in the D. A. Rajapaksa Museum case was fixed for May 17 by Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal two-judge-bench comprising justice Achala Wengappuli and Justice Arjuna Obeysekera fixed the application for May 17 in order to announce a date for the order.

On February 11, 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.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa had filed a revision application in the Court of Appeal seeking an order to set aside this order issued by Permanent High Court-at-Bar.


 

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