SC rejects Gotabaya’s appeal application


By Chithra Weeraratne

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court by majority decision, yesterday, refused an appeal application by Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya Raajapaksa appealed against the High Court Trial-at-bar order refusing to consider an application by him stating that the indictment against him was unsuccessful.

 He was indicted with spending Rs. 33 million for the construction of the D.A. Rajapaksa Memorial at Tangalle.

Additional Solicitor General Viraj Dayaratne, PC appeared for the Attorney General.

 Ali Sabri, PC appeared for Rajapaksa.

The bench comprised Justice Sisira de Abrew, Justice Priyantha Jayawardena, Justice Prasanna Jayawardena, Justice Vijitha Malalgoda and Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya.

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