Gota Faces Fresh Case Over Corruption: Special High Court Issues Notice On Former Defence Secretary And Six Others

The Special High Court on Corruption today issued notice on former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six  others to appear before court on September 10 over the construction of the controversial D.A. Rajapaksa museum. 
 

The notice was issued following the Attorney General filed a case against them over the project, last week. 

It has been revealed that Rs. 90 million has been spent by the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation for the construction of the museum and the construction had been carried out by the Sri Lanka Navy. 
 
The Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division previosly informed court that no Cabinet approval has not been obtained for the D.A.Rajapaksa Memorial Museum  and the project did not have any approval from the Local Government authority in the area- Weeraketiya Pradeshiya Sabha. 
The main allegation levelled against the project was the due process had not been followed when obtaining approval and carrying out constructions. 
The former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaks on whose orders the project was carried out and former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa have already given statements to the FCID on the matter. 
 
Although the former Defence Secretary said the money had been paid back to the SLRDC, the state-run media alleged that only a section of the money had been paid back and it had been done after the commencement of the Police investigation.  
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