31 March, 2023


Gota No-Show On Day One Of D A Rajapaksa Museum Trial

Day 1 of the D A Rajapaksa museum trial before the Special High Court proceeded as planned today but was disappointing; main man Gotabaya Rajapaksa was a no-show.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Representing Gota, PC Ali Sabry informed the three judge bench that his client was unable to be present before Court today as he has been mandated a six week rest period following the heart surgery he underwent in Singapore.

Accordingly the Special High Court extended the period granted for Gota to travel overseas for medical reasons, until July 24.

The D A Rajapaksa museum case was taken up before the Special High Court today after Gota’s writ and revision applications challenging the Special Court’s jurisdiction to hear the case against him, were rejected by the Court of Appeal yesterday.

The Court granted permission for Gota to travel overseas for medical treatment with effect from May 24 until June 2.

However, through a special motion filed by PC Sabry on June 3, the Court was informed his client was unable to return to Sri Lanka as mandated by the Court, due to having undergone heart surgery in Singapore.

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  • 0

    May God bless him – God a-baya !

  • 4

    How sad that only the privileged can seek treatment overseas. Are there no capable doctors in Sri lanka to do by pass surgery? Isn’t it demeaning that the privileged are making the Sri lankan doctors look like third grade, having no trust in them.

    • 0

      Yoga. All the “high Powered peopel” are scared of Padeniya and his group.One injection will see you in Hell/heaven.Singapore is neutral and safe.

  • 1

    In the failed state of Sri Lanka, the only system that works political corruptness and racism. Tell me what else does work there?

  • 0

    Is there a connection between this information below and this fraudsters ‘Heart Surgery’??????

    ” Sri Lanka’s investigation into the controversial MiG aircraft purchase has extended to Singapore and Australia as police listed charges against four foreigners in addition to former president Mahinda Rajapaks’a cousin Udayanga Weeratunga.

    Two nationals each from Singapore and Ukraine were formally named as accused in defrauding the government of Sri Lanka of nearly seven million dollars in a deal where Weeratunga has emerged the main suspect.

    Police investigations have now expanded to Singapore and Australia where part of the MiG deal loot may have been invested, official sources said.

    The four foreigners were formally accused of causing the huge loss to Sri Lanka through a series of manipulations and preparing false documents, investigators told the Colombo Fort magistrate earlier this month.

    The police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) told the magistrate that the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) had paid double the actual price of the second-hand aircraft and the service package to a British Virgin Islands (BVI) registered company known as Bellimissa Holdings (Private) Limited (BHPL).

    Bellimissa was paid 15.66 million dollars by the SLAF while the Ukrainian arms company received only half of it via another company in Singapore identified as D. S. Alliance (Pte) Limited.

    Although the then defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had claimed that the MiG purchases were a government-to-government transaction, investigators told the magistrate that they found evidence that it was not so.”
    (April 2018 EN)

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