Court summons Mahinda and 6 others over SLTB payments

Court summons Mahinda and 6 others over SLTB payments

November 13, 2015   10:55 am


The Commercial High Court of Colombo today issued notice on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and six others to appear before the court on March 10 over a case filed regarding payments due to SLTB for buses hired during the presidential election. 

Former UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha and former SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa are also among those issued notice by the court. 

The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) had filed a case at the Commercial High Court claiming that losses amounting to over Rs 140 million had been incurred as a result of non-payment of monies owed for buses used for election campaigning during the presidential polls. 

Attorneys representing the plaintiff had also requested permission to publish newspaper adverts regarding the court case, however the request was declined by the court. 

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