President acquitted of DA Rajapaksa Museum case
2019-11-21 at 10:30
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been acquitted from the case filed over the construction of the DA Rajapaksa Museum in Weeraketiya.
The order was issued by the Special Permanent High Court-at-Bar.
The overseas travel ban imposed on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, during the hearing of the case, was also lifted.
Court ordered his impounded passport to be handed over to the President.
The order was issued by judges Sampath Abeykoon, Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne after a motion was filed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s attorney Sanath Wijewardene.
Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris representing the Attorney General, informed Court that according to the Constitution there are no legal provisions to file or hear a criminal or civil case against the President.
Accordingly the Deputy Solicitor General called for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be acquitted of all charges.
The Deputy Solicitor General also noted that the future course of action over the other six defendants implicated in the case, will be determined in future.