Petitions against Rajapaksa, Mahendran and Cabraal withdrawn

Petitions against Rajapaksa, Mahendran and Cabraal withdrawn

August 27, 2015   12:01 pm

The petitions filed with the Colombo Magistrate’s Court against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Governor of the Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran and former CB Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal have been withdrawn. 

The petition against Mr Mahendran and his son-in-law Arjun Aloysius was filed by UPFA Provincial Councillor Renuka Perera, over the controversial Treasury Bond issue.

An attorney appearing on behalf of the Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption today informed the court that the commission is investigating the charges.

As investigations into the allegations are ongoing, the petitioner informed the court that the petition will be withdrawn while Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya permitted the withdrawal.    

Meanwhile two cases filed against former Finance Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal have also been withdrawn. 

The cases were filed by Attorney-at-Law Kelum Kumarasiri. 

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