Former President given until July 4 to respond to charges in SLTB case
May 15, 2018 03:19 pm
The case filed by Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, seeking Rs 140 million in compensations for losses incurred, was taken up today (15) at the Commercial High Court of Colombo.
The SLTB requests compensation for the expenses borne by the institution for the SLTB buses used for Rajapaksa’s political campaign at the last Presidential Election.
The court granted the defendant, former President Rajapaksa, time until 4th July to respond to the charges.
According to the SLTB, the loss they had to bear due to the use of SLTB buses for former President’s political campaign is around Rs 140 million.
SLTB requested the court to charge the amount as compensation from Mahinda Rajapaksa.