Gota case Witnesses banned from travelling abroad

Published : 12:30 am  January 18, 2019 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Shehan Chamika Silva  

The Special High Court yesterday directed the Court Registrar to notify the 18 prosecution witnesses  of  the Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (LRDC) in the case filed against former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, not to leave the country without prior permission. 

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) and Champa Janaki Rajaratne fixed the trial for January 22, 2019 and directed the defence to file their objections on that date.