Stay order preventing the arrest of Gotabaya Rajapaksa extended

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A stay order issued by the Court of Appeal preventing the arrest of former Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has been further extended till February 28th.

The stay order was issued to the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID).

The FCID was looking to arrest Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the use of public funds for the construction of the D.A.Rajapaksa museum when he was the Secretary of Defence.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa had filed a petition in court against the move to arrest him. (Colombo Gazette)

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