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Court issues summons on Gotabaya and 6 other suspects

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By ITN News Editor July 20, 2018 19:01

Court issues summons on Gotabaya and 6 other suspects

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and 6 others have been ordered to appear before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court on September 07th with regard to the alleged misuse of public funds to the tune of over 81 million rupees during the construction of the D.A. Rajapaksa Memorial Museum.

The Police making submissions in Court said that investigations have revealed Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had made a verbal request for the construction of this Museum. Revelations are surfacing with respect to the manner in which state funds were being misused on behalf of the welfare of the Rajapaksa family during the Rajapaksa regime. Accusations are being made against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa over the misuse of state funds in the MiG transaction. In addition he is also facing a charge of causing a loss of 11.4 billion rupees to the Government in the Avant Garde transaction.

Accusations are being made against Basil Rajapaksa of misusing funds of the Divi Neguma Fund and the irregular purchase of lands while his wife Pushpa Rajapaksa is accused of crediting a sum of 19.4 million rupees given by a Chinese firm to fund maintained by her.

In the meantime, accusations are being made against Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa of misusing 70 million rupees in the leasing of an extent of four acres in the Krish Transworks Crescent in Colombo Fort.

In spite of all these frauds, he New York Times has disclosed that former President Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa had obtained 7.6 million US Dollars from a Chinese Firm on behalf of the 2015 Presidential Election. However, it is a shame for him to dodge the Parliamentary debate held yesterday with respect to the revelation made by the New York Times.

It should be recalled as to how the group led by the former President who is accusing the Good Governance administration of selling public property while they sold state property to foreigners. The selling of the Shangrila Hotel to China is a fitting example.

Under such a background retired Army Major Ajith Prasanna had recently mentioned that they would extend their support to a President who is facing charges of corruption.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 20, 2018 19:01

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