Gota files writ petition in court against moves to arrest him

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today filed a writ petition in the Court of Appeal against moves to arrest him.

Rajapaksa was expected to be arrested earlier over the alleged misappropriation of over Rs. 90 million of Government funds for the construction of a memorial for his parents when he was the Defence Secretary.

However it was reported that the move to arrest Rajapaksa was put on hold following the intervention of President Maithripala Sirisena. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. This accused thief practically kidnapped people using rouge Military, Navy and STF did not even care to produce them in a court of law. Now he wants the protection of the courts.
    Too bad we got a President as crooked as him.

  2. The last escape route are the courts, the criminals are protected to use. This is the legal system that is practiced to achieve the ruling class’s ends.Everybody is equal under the law is laughable joke in Sri Lanka.


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