Indictments filed in Special High Court against former top officials

Indictments have been filed in the first hearing at the Special High Court against former top officials.

Among those against who the indictments were filed was former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath.

Indictments were also served against former Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Managing Director Piyadasa Kudabalage and former Samurdhi Commissioner Neil Bandara Hapuwinna.

Gamini Senarath, Piyadasa Kudabalage and Neil Bandara Hapuwinna had earlier been accused of missing public funds by illegally investing Rs.4 billion from the Rs.18.5 billion approved by the Cabinet for a hotel project in 2012.

The Special High Court has been established to hear cases on major fraud and corruption. (Colombo Gazette)