Court rules Gota cannot be arrested under Public Properties Act

The Court of Appeal today ruled that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa cannot be arrested under the Public Properties Act.

The Court of Appeal had earlier extended a stay order preventing the arrest of former Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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)