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Gota’s case; Special HC overrules objections on jurisdiction

11 February 2019 10:44 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Special High Court today overruled the preliminary objections  raised in the case filed against former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa stating that the Special High Court had no jurisdiction to hear the case under the Judicature (Amendment) Act.

The case was fixed for February 22 by the High Court.

The former defense secretary and six others were indicted on charges of misappropriating Rs.49 million in connection with the construction of the D. A. Rajapaksa Museum and Memorial in Medamulana. (Faruk Thajudeen)


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  Comments - 5

  • Nuwan Monday, 11 February 2019 12:24 PM

    That's good news. I hope he gets the taste of his own medicine.

    Mandayan Monday, 11 February 2019 03:40 PM

    Can a common citizen, argue like this? These people want to rule the nation!!

    SKM Monday, 11 February 2019 04:08 PM

    As a person who is going to contest for presidency, he should get all allegations - corruption, murder etc cleared in courts. Why does he hesitant to face the judiciary if he is innocent?

    Upul Monday, 11 February 2019 06:20 PM

    Why is he worried about the jurisdiction if he is innocent? This itself shows that he is guilty of the charges.

    Independent Wednesday, 13 February 2019 06:25 AM

    Patriot computer operator who ran away to U.S.

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