Gotabaya Rajapaksa requests that he be acquitted of all charges

The application forwarded by former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa requesting to be acquitted of all charges against him was dismissed by the Colombo Chief Magistrate, today, November 17.

According to the former defence secretary, he should be thus acquitted as the Director General of the Bribery Commission had filed charges against him “illegally.”

Nineteen charges have been filed against eight suspects including former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The charges include causing a loss of 1,140 million to the government through illegally maintaining an armoury under the Avant Guard company.

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