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Acceding to a prosecution request in the case filed against former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Special High Court today directed the Court Registrar to notify the 18 prosecution witnesses attached to the Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (LRDC) not to leave the country without prior permission from the Court.

Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris conducted the prosecution.
Mr. Rajapaksa and six others were indicted on the charge of misappropriating Rs.49 million belonging to the LRDC in constructing the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum and Memorial at Medamulana.

The Trial-at-Bar Bench comprising High Court Judges Sampath Abeykoon (President), Sampath Abeykoon and Champa Janaki Rajaratne fixed the trial for January 22, 2019 and directed the defence to file their objections on that date. (Shehan Chamika Silva)


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  • mugunthan Friday, 18 January 2019 03:04 AM

    President will safeguard him at any cost, you can bet on it, all this is to hoodwink the public.

    ester Friday, 18 January 2019 09:30 AM

    There's absolutely no evidence against any of these allegations anyways, its just brought up to derail his election campaign, hope all the colombo brainwashed folk will keep saying someone will safeguard him, please worry about the UNP stealing in broad daylight!

    mallika Friday, 18 January 2019 09:46 AM

    why ban witness from travelling when the main accused is free to travel anywhere anytime

    Rasheed Friday, 18 January 2019 11:02 AM

    Well said.

    smn Friday, 18 January 2019 02:59 PM

    In near future, travellings of the main accused will be stucked for a while.

    Rama Sirisena Friday, 18 January 2019 03:00 PM

    Surprisingly Gota hasn't fallen ill yet because lying flat on a cosy hospital bed at the right time is a great way to get a court case postponed untill aiya comes into power in his dreams.


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