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Case against Gotabhaya and seven others re-fixed for March 15th

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 1, 2019 18:55

Case against Gotabhaya and seven others re-fixed for March 15th

The case filed against seven persons including former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rjapaksa over an incident of misusing state funds amounting to 33.9 million rupees was taken up for hearing at the Permanent High Court at bar.

The case was taken up for hearing before the three judge panel Sampath Abeykoon, Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne. The seven defendants including Gotabhaya Rajapaksa appeared in Courts today. Medical certificates were produced to prove that the sixth defendant Mahinda Sagala was previously hospitalized.

The defendants had filed two preliminary objections claiming that High Court at bar had no jurisdiction to take up the case and also examine the indictments filed. These objections were earlier rejected by the Court.

The case will be taken up for hearing again on the 15th of this month.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 1, 2019 18:55