Jul 09, 2019

Special HC to announce verdict on Litro Gas case

The Special High Court said today (Jul 9) that it would announce its verdict over the misappropriation of Rs 500 million worth funds belonging to Litro Gas Lanka Ltd on August 8.

This was announced when both parties put forward written submissions before a three-member judge bench of Justices Sampath Abeykoon, Sampath Wijeratne, and Champa Janaki Rajaratne.

Laywers representing both sides informed court that further written submissions would be made on July 12.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's chief-of-staff Gamini Senarath, former Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Managing Director Piyadasa Kudabalage, and Lasantha Bandara have been named as the accused in the petition.

Charges have been levelled against the suspects under the Public Property Act, Money Laundering Act, and the Penal code for misapropriating Rs 500 million worth funds belonging to Litro Gas Lanka Pvt (Ltd.)

Neil Bandara Hapuhinna, who was also an accused, had been released by court without considering witness statements against him over the case.