CA orders Magistrate’ Court to acquit Rajapaksa

The Court of Appeal today directed the Colombo Magistrate’ Court to acquit former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the other suspects charged in the the Avant-Garde case filed by the Bribery Commission.

The order was given after Rajapaksa filed a revision application in the case at the Court of Appeal.

The Court of Appeal had earlier suspended orders issued by the Colombo High Court and the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court rejecting a petition filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the Avant-Garde case.

The petition filed by Rajapaksa seeking to be discharged from the Avant-Garde case was rejected by the Colombo High Court.

The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court had also rejected a request to clear Rajapaksa from all the charges in the Avant Garde case.

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