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By S.S.Selvanayagam


General Anuruddha Ratwatte has appealed to the Supreme Court against the judgment of the Court of Appeal remitting the bribery case back to the High Court for further trial.

Ratwatte, who functioned as the Deputy Defence Minister and Minister of Power, Energy and Irrigation and is presently the National Organizer of the SLFP, filed his petition for special leave to appeal through his Attorney-at-Law Gowry Shangary Thavarasha.

The petitioner stated that the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption required him to show cause in respect of several matters referred to therein. He said he replied to the notice showing cause.

He claims that he did not receive any further written communication from the Bribery Commission regarding any decision but thereafter he was indicted before the Colombo High Court on charges of relating to offences that are alleged to have been committed under the Bribery Act.

He stated he pleaded not guilty to the charges in the indictment and thereafter the trial commenced. He further stated that the High Court upheld the objections raised on behalf of him and discharged him.

He stated the Respondent Director General of the Bribery Commission appealed to the Court of Appeal for revision against the order of the High Court which had set aside the order of the High Court and remitted the case back to the High Court for further trial.

Petitioner Gen. Ratwatte in his application for special leave to appeal urged the Supreme Court to set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal.

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  • fxt Thursday, 26 August 2010 03:15 PM

    I hope Malaysia investigates his past before accepting him

    CJ Thursday, 26 August 2010 09:27 AM

    Rosy was much better and had a decent track record in office

    Tharaka Chanaka Wednesday, 25 August 2010 12:51 PM

    What about the slaughter of the muslims?

    Yeti Wednesday, 25 August 2010 01:05 PM

    He will finally be acquitted of all charges and live happily ever after in Malaysia with all that money he'd supposed to have amassed!!!!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 25 August 2010 01:06 PM

    He will be exonerated. After all he is the Patriot "Sapu Mal Kumaraya". He and his sons even got away with cold blooded murder of some Muslim youth. If required, as a last resort, he will be pardoned by the President since he has to take up his duties soon as Ambassador for Malaysia.

    Mota silva Wednesday, 25 August 2010 01:10 PM

    The GUILTY are Afraid

    Prema de Silva Wednesday, 25 August 2010 11:25 PM

    Will, surely, be exonerated and live like a KING! This is SRI LANKA ... a "BUDDHIST" country that does NOT follow the BUDDHA'S noble thoughts words or deeds! Long live the CORRUPT! No wonder, Sri Lanka can never prosper!

    Sura Thursday, 26 August 2010 07:48 AM

    Did you posed the same question when Rosy Senanayake was appointed to same post in 2002?

    demon Wednesday, 25 August 2010 02:26 PM

    yes i too wanted to ask this...what about udathalawinna case ?

    az Thursday, 26 August 2010 03:55 AM

    Why don't those monks who protested yesterday at the Chilaw animal slaughter protest against this fellow's mass man slaughter in Udathalawinna???

    Faqi Wednesday, 25 August 2010 04:03 PM

    Utter waste of time and money. He will be exonerated and every thing will be back to normal - As they say Business as Usual!
    What a country!

    malkanthi Thursday, 26 August 2010 04:48 AM

    You know the tree by the fruits!

    malkanthi Thursday, 26 August 2010 05:25 AM

    Are we running short of qualified personnel in the Foreign Ministry to appoint someone from outside??


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