SC rejects Gota’s petition

The Supreme Court today rejected a petition made by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa against hearing the D A Rajapakse case at the Special High Court.

The Special High Court Trial-at-Bar on the 26th of July decided to suspend the hearing of the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case upon an order by the Supreme Court(SC), until the SC decided on the appeal made by Rajapaksa on the Jurisdiction of the Special High Court to hear the case.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six others are alleged to have used public funds amounting to Rs.33.9 million to build the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum and Memorial in Medamulana.

The Special High Court will hear the D.A. Rajapaksa museum case against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and 6 others, on a daily basis  from 15 October.