Dec 06, 2017

Court extends Gota’s stay order on FCID

The Court of Appeal today (06), extended the Stay Order on the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) preventing any action against former Secretary of Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa over the misappropriation of public funds, till December 15.

The FCID had lodged a case against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa for the misappropriation of public funds for the construction of the D.A. Rajapaksa museum, for which he could be arrested under the Public Properties Act, but as the event in question was a civil transaction, a stay order was issued previously based on an appeal made by Rajapaksa.

The judge panel comprised (President) Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya and Justice Shiran Gunaratne and the case is scheduled to be taken up on December 15.