Judge withdraws from Gota case

gavelSupreme Court Judge Buwanaka Aluvihare has withdrawn from the bench hearing the fundamental rights petition filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

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.

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