Court Of Appeal Shoots Down Gota's Latest Attempt To Block D.A. Rajapaksa Museum Case: Petition Seeking Annulment Dismissed

Court of Appeal has rejected former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's petition seeking the annulment of High Court proceedings on the case involving the construction of the D. A. Rajapaksa museum in Weeraketiya. 

The former Defence Secretary will now have to turn up before the Special High Court on Corruption on Friday after the Court of Appeal rejected his latest attempt to block the case where he is accused of using Government funds to build a memorial for his parents.

Rajapaksa previously filed appeal papers seeking permission to file an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the Permanent High Court-at-Bar’s decision to overrule their preliminary objections regarding D. A. Rajapaksa Museum case. 

His appeal papers were rejected by the Permanent High Court-at-Bar.

On February 11, the same court decided to overrule preliminary objections raised by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa's lawyers saying the Permanent High Court-at-Bar has jurisdiction to hear this case.

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