Gotabaya permitted to travel overseas

Friday, 15 March 2019

The Permanent High Court-at-Bar has temporarily lifted the travel ban which had been imposed on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa preventing him from traveling overseas.

The order was issued when the case filed against the former Defense Secretary and six others for allegedly misappropriating Rs 33.9 million of state funds to build the D.A. Rajapaksa Memorial Museum, was taken up for hearing today (15).

The case was heard before the trial-at-bar bench comprising High Court Judges Sampath Abeykoon (President), Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne.

Attorneys representing Gotabaya Rajapaksa informed the court that their client requires to travel overseas from March 26 to April 12 and therefore requested that the overseas travel ban be lifted temporarily.