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GaminiSenarath’s case to be taken up for hearing daily from the 30th of this month

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By ITN News Editor October 8, 2018 19:41

GaminiSenarath’s case to be taken up for hearing daily from the 30th of this month

The case filed against four persons including former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Chief of Staff GaminiSenarath will be taken up for hearing on a daily basis from the 30th of this month. In the meantime the case is due to be convened on the 15 of this month.
The case filed against four persons including GaminiSenarath is scheduled to be taken up for hearing daily from the 30th of this month on an order of the first Special High Court at Bar appointed to take up cases related to large scale financial fraud and corruption. Accordingly the first, second, third and fourth witnesses had been issued notices to appear in Court on the 30th of this month.
Meanwhile, GaminiSenarath as well as the other defendants of this case appeared in the Permanent High Court at bar today. The other defendants are former Managing Director of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation PiyadasaKudabalage, former Samurdhi Commissioner Neil BandaraHapuwinna and LasanthaBandara. They are accused of committing this financial fraud by illegally investing in the Helenco Hotel Private Company at a sum of 500 million rupees given by Litro Lanka Gas Company to Canwin Holdings Company. The case was taken up today to determine whether the defence party had received the documents related to this case. The Attorney General today informed that the documents had been given to the defence party and only two more documents had to be given. The High Court at bar is slated to convene the case on the 15th of this month to make inquiries in this respect.
The Attorney General has filed indictments against the defendants under the Public Property Act, the Money Laundering Prevention Act and the Penal Code. 18.5 billion rupees had been allocated on Cabinet approval in the year 2012 for a Grand Hyatt Regent Hotel Project being constructed under a company affiliated to the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation. The Financial Criminal Investigations Division carried out an inquiry on a misappropriation incident using four billion rupees of this amount for the Hyatt Regent Hotel Project in Hambanthota.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 8, 2018 19:41