Court issues order against Gota’s arrest

GotaThe Supreme Court (SC) has issued an order against arresting former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa until a petition filed by him is heard.

Rajapaksa had filed a fundamental rights petition against the special police unit investigating allegations of serious financial crimes.

Earlier today, Supreme Court Judge Buwanaka Aluvihare withdrew from the bench hearing the fundamental rights petition filed by the former Defence Secretary.

As a result the three member bench set to hear the case will now be two members, namely Justice Eva Wannasundara and Justice Sarath de Abrew. (Colombo Gazette)