Gota allowed to travel overseas

Travel ban on Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been temporarily lifted by the Permanent High Court-at-Bar.

The court order was issued by a trial-at-bar bench comprising of High Court Judges Sampath Abeykoon (President), Champa Janaki Rajaratne and Sampath Wijeratne.

Rajapaksa and six others were accused of allegedly misusing Rs. 33.9 million of state funds to build the D.A. Rajapaksa Memorial Museum.

The court order for the travel ban to be temporarily lifted was announced today (15) when the case was taken up for hearing.