Court receives motion seeking order to bar Rajapaksas from leaving SL
A petition has been filed with the Supreme Court demanding that a formal probe be made into all those responsible for the current economic crisis in the country and an order be issued for appropriate penalisation.
Four persons including Chandra Jayaratne, a former Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce have filed the petition.
The petitioners point out that the current crisis was caused by the short-sighted economic policies and mismanagement of the Rajapaksa regime and demand the Supreme Court to take immediate action against those held accountable.
Former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa, former governors of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) W.D. Lakshman and Ajith Nivard Cabraal and several members of the Monetary Board of the CBSL have been cited as respondents to the case.
The petitioners also filed a motion demanding that an order be made barring the accused from leaving the country.
The Supreme Court decided that the petition be taken up on July 27.