A group of lawyers supporting Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa is threatening legal action against persons purposely misinterpreting the verdict given by a US court over a case filed against him.
A California Court has dismissed the case filed against SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa alleging that he was responsible for the extra-judicial killing of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.
The Attorney General Dappula de Livera has asked the Police to take “serious note” in respect of five “emblematic” cases which have not been successfully concluded and expedite the inquiries.
For many of those who suffered the loss of family members, friends and colleagues during the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime the most spectacular flaw of the Ranil Wickremesinghe - Maithripala Sirisena government has been the failure to bring those accused of crimes to book.
Attorney General Dappula De Livera today issued fresh directives to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to expedite investigations into four high profile murder and abduction cases that occurred between 2005 and 2015.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa has three weeks to respond to charges over Lasantha's killing
The complaint filed by Ahimsa Wickremetunge against former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the District Court of California is currently under seal and is contents will be made public once it is unsealed
Former Defence Secretary and presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa is facing two civil suits in two separate cases pertaining to his term in office in Sri Lanka.
Ahimsa Wickrematunga, daughter of slain journalist Lasantha has reportedly filed a case against Gotabaya Rajapaksa in California.