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Gota allowed to travel to Singapore for check-up

 

 

Gota allows to travel Singapore for medical check-up -Time: 14:04

Former Defence Secreary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa whose passport was impounded in connection with the D. A. Rajapaksa Museum case was today permitted to travel Singapore for a medical check-up by Permanent High Court-at-Bar.

Trial-at-bar bench comprising High Court Judges Sampath Abeykoon (President), Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne allowed Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to travel Singapore between May 15 and May 19. The Court made this order following a request made by defence counsel that his client be permitted to go abroad for medical purpose.

Meanwhile, the preliminary objections raised by four other accused who had been indicted regarding D. A. Rajapaksa Museum case were rejected by Permanent High Court-at-Bar. Accordingly, Court decided to fix the case for trial. Defence counsel alleged that the charges have been filed against their clients contrary to the provisions of Criminal Procedure Code.


Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa whose passport was impounded in connection with the D. A. Rajapaksa Museum case was permitted to travel to Singapore for a medical check-up yesterday.

The Permanent High Court-at-Bar bench comprising High Court Judges Sampath Abeykoon (President), Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne allowed Rajapaksa to travel to Singapore from May 15 to May 19.

Court made this order following a request made by defence counsel that Rajapaksa be permitted to travel abroad for medical purposes.

Meanwhile, preliminary objections raised by four other accused indicted in the D. A. Rajapaksa Museum case were rejected by Permanent High Court-at-Bar. Accordingly, Court decided to fix the case for trial.Defence counsel alleged that charges have been filed against their clients contrary to the provisions of Criminal Procedure Code.

The Permanent High Court-at-Bar was informed that a 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 is to be heard on May 17 by the Court of Appeal. Both prosecution and defence informed court that the parties agreed to maintain the status quo until May 17 in respect of this case filed in the Permanent High Court-at-Bar.

The former Defence Secretary through defence counsel Ali Sabry PC raised concerned over several intelligence reports indicating that his client requires adequate security during court hearings. Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris informed Court that he will not object to enhanced security measures for the accused.

The Permanent High Court-at-Bar, on February 11, decided to overrule preliminary objections raised by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six others in connection with the D. A. Rajapaksa Museum case citing Permanent High Court-at-Bar has jurisdiction to hear this case.

Indictments were filed against seven accused former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, members of the director board of Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (LRDC) Chairman Prasad Harshan de Silva, Bhadra Udulawathi Kamaladasa, Sudammika Keminda 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.

 

Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris with Senior State Counsel Wasantha Perera appeared for the Attorney General. President’s Counsel Ali Sabry and Anil Silva PC with Kalinga Indatissa PCand counsel Nalinda Indatissa appeared for the accused.


 

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