Court orders to collect statement from ex President Rajapaksa in connection with money found in Presidential Secretariat
The Fort Magistrate Court yesterday (13) ordered the Police Special Crimes Division to record a statement from former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in connection with the money amounting to over Rs. 17,000,000 found in the Presidential Secretariat during the July 09, 2022 uprising.
This was when the case related to the forced acquisition of the Presidential Secretariat was taken up before Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage yesterday.
Lawyers told the Court that a statement was not collected from the ex President in connection with the money discovered and handed over by the protesters yet.
Accordingly, the Court ordered that a statement be recorded from Rajapaksa.
Following the July uprising, ex President Rajapaksa fled the country and later tendered his resignation, becoming the first Sri Lankan President to be ousted via a public uprising.