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D. A. Rajapaksa Memorial case: AC rejects Gota’s revision & writ applications

The Court of Appeal today rejected the revision and writ applications filed by former Secretary to the Defence Ministry Gotabaya Rajapaksa challenging the Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar in the D. A. Rajapaksa Memorial case filed against him.

A two-judge bench comprising Justices Achala Wengapulli and Arjuna Obeysekara dismissed the application citing lack of jurisdiction.

The Trial-at-Bar can now proceed with the case, in which Rajapaksa and six others are charged with spending Rs. 35 million of public funds to build a memorial to the Rajapaksa’s father and former Minister D. A. Rajapaksa.

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