Special High Court On Corruption Decided To Hear D.A. Rajapaksa Museum Case Against Gota On A Daily Basis From December 04

The Special High Court on corruption today decided to take up the case against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa for misusing public funds to construct the D.A. Rajapaksa museum on a daily basis from December 04.  

Rajapaksa, who has been indicted in the case, appeared before the Special High Court on corruption this morning. 

The Attorney General's Department, on August 24, filed a case against former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six others in the Special High Court for corruption over the construction of D.A. Rajapaksa museum in Hambantota. 

It has been revealed that Rs. 90 million has been spent by the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation for the construction of the museum and the construction had been carried out by the Sri Lanka Navy. 

The Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division previously informed the court that no Cabinet approval has not been obtained for the D.A.Rajapaksa Memorial Museum and the project did not have any approval from the Local Government authority in the area- Weeraketiya Pradeshiya Sabha. 

The main allegation levelled against the project was the due process had not been followed when obtaining approval and carrying out constructions. 

The former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on whose orders the project was carried out and former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has already given statements to the FCID on the matter. 

Although the former Defence Secretary said the money had been paid back to the SLRDC, the state-run media alleged that only a section of the money had been paid back and it had been done after the commencement of the Police investigation.  

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