Sri Lanka court rejects petition against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal has dismissed a petition challenging the citizenship of Gotabhaya Rajapsaka.

President of the Court of Appeal Yasantha Kodagoda and two other justices delivered the judgement.

Legislator and former minister G L Pieris said courts had completely thrown away the challenge in a unanimous decision.

He said at attempt to deny Gotabaya Rajapaksa a candidacy had failed.

Earlier today, Chamal Rajapaksa, brother of ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa also paid a deposit to the election commission.

Legislator Wimal Weerawansa said it was back-up plan.

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