CA extends interim order against police preventing arrest of Gotabhaya


by Chitra Weeraratne

The Court of Appeal, yesterday extended till Dec. 15, the interim order granted earlier, which restrained the Police and the CID, from acting according to an ASP certificate which alleges that the former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, had committed an offence under the Abuse of Public Property Act, in building a monument in memory of D. A. Rajapaksa, at Weeraketiya, Tangalle.

Deputy Solicitor General, Viraj Dayaratne who appeared for the Attorney General, objected to the interim order, which he said, had been granted ex-parte without hearing the Attorney General. He said that material facts had been suppressed by Rajapaksa in his writ application, which requested the court to quash the ‘Certificate issued by an ASP, accusing Rajapaksa of Abuse of Public Property.

The Court fixed the date of inquiring for Dec. 15, and extended the interim order till them.

Romesh de Silva P.C appeared with Sugath Caldera, for Rajapaksa.

The bench Comprised, Justice L. T. B. Dehideniya (President) and Justice Shiran Guneratne.

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