Gamini Senarath Meets End Of The Road: Rs. 500 Million Corruption Case To Be Taken Up Before Special High Court Today

The case against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath who is accused of misappropriating Rs. 500 million belonging to Litro Gas company is to be taken up before the Special High Court for corruption today. 

In addition to Senarath, former Managing Director of Insurance Corporation Piyadasa Kudabalage, former Samurdhi Commissioner Neil Hapuhinna and Lasantha Bandara have also been indicted in the case. 

The indictment said the four accused had illegally invested Rs. 500 million belonging to the state owned Litro Gas company in Hlanco Resort and Spa. 

They have been prosecuted under the Offences Against Public Property Act and Money Laundering Act.

The case will be taken up before High Court judges Sampath Wijeyaratne, Sampath Abeykone and Champa Janaki Rajaratne. 

In addition to his post as the President's Chief of Staff, Searath also functioned as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation. He was also one of the most influential officials under the previous administration. 

The Special High Court for Corruption where this case will be head was inaugurated by Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorale yesterday. 

The cases in this court will be heard on a daily basis and the proceedings will be fast tracked to ensure justice without delay. 

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