Stay order on Special HC’s trial of D. A. Rajapaksa Museum extended

The Supreme Court today (11) ordered that the Special High Court postpone the examination of witness statements in the D.A Rajapaksa memorial museum case until December 14.

A three-member judge bench headed by Justice Buwaneka Aluvihare had issued the order after considering a revision petition filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who is an accused in the case.

The revision petition has been fixed for support on December 20.

Rajapaksa had petitioned against the Special High Court’s ruling to dismiss his preliminary objections over the case. The examination of witness statements in the case was expected to begin on October 15 at the Special High Court.

The former defence secretary is accused of misappropriating state funds worth Rs 33.9 million in the construction of the memorial museum.

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