Indictments read out at the Special High Court against 7 respondents including Former Defence Secretary: Gotabaya Rajapakse, into the alleged misappropriation of state funds for the construction of the D. A. Rajapakse Memorial Museum

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Indictments were read out at the Special High Court, pertaining to the case against 7 respondents including Former Defence Secretary: Gotabaya Rajapakse, into the alleged misappropriation of state funds for the construction of the D. A. Rajapakse Memorial Museum in the Weeraketiya area, during the previous administration.

The case was filed by the Attorney General, against Rajapakse and the other respondents.

The Attorney representing Rajapakse: President’s Council Romesh De Silva raised a preliminary objection, stating that the Special High Court does not have the authority to take up this case for examination. He argued, under the Judicature Amendment Act, the Special High Court is able to hear cases pertaining to large scale economic and financial fraud.

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