SC issues order preventing Gota’s arrest
Posted on May 13th, 2015


The Supreme Court today issued an interim order preventing the arrest of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, until the determination of the FR petition filed by him.

Rajapaksa on Monday (11) filed the fundamental rights application challenging the legality of establishing the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) and seeking an interim order preventing his arrest.

Rajapaksa was represented by President’s Counsel Ali Sabri and Romesh de Silva, when the petition was taken up for consideration at the Supreme Court.

The case was taken up before a three-member judge bench comprising Justices Eva Wanasundera, Sisira De Abrew and Buwaneka Aluwihare.

However, Justice Buwaneka Aluwihare today announced that he will step down on personal grounds and therefore the FR petition was considered by only two judges.

Through the application, Gotabaya has sought intervention of the Supreme Court to prevent his imminent arrest pending and/or on the conclusion of the several purported investigations by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Commission to Investigate Bribery and Corruptions and/or the Frauds and Corruption Investigations Division   (FCID).

The respondents in the petition include the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary to the President, Inspector General of Police, Deputy Inspect General of Police (Frauds and Corruption Investigative Division), Director of the CID, and the Attorney General.

In the petition Rajapaksa stated that;

The said investigative unit namely FCID is admittedly established to look in to complaints forwarded by the cabinet sub-committee under the patronage of the Hon. Prime Minister who is also a member of the said purported National Executive Council”.

The conduct of the certain members of the said National Executive Council would unduly impede conducting an unfair and impartial investigations in to the alleged offences ought to have been committed by me,

The conduct of the certain members of the National Executive Council and the statements made by person thereunder giving ultimatums would impede the conducting of an impartial investigations and coerce the authorities to make adverse findings against me,

In the light of the complaints being forwarded by the sub-committee, there is a likelihood that the said FCID being biased and/or being coerced to make a finding adverse to me.”

Rajapaksa also clarifies on charges leveled against him through media such as the share issue of Lanka Hospitals PLC, purchase of the MiG aircraft and the floating armoury issue.


9 Responses to “SC issues order preventing Gota’s arrest”

  1. Christie Says:

    ඉන්දියානු යටත් විජිතයක ජීවත් වෙනකොට ඉන්දියානුවන් නොවෙන ඔක්කොම අඩු කුලයො. උන්ට පන්දම අල්ලන අය තාවකලිකව උසස් කුලයො වෙනව. බලන්න මොරිසියස්, ගුයනා, ෆිජී වගෙ රටවල මුල් මිනිසුන් දිහා ඒ අය ඔක්කොම අඩු කුලයො වෙල ඉවරයි.

  2. Nimal Says:

    Truly sad to read about the sad state of the country where no one could be trusted to hold office. We don’t need outsiders to divide us as we are doing an excellent job of it ourselves.

  3. Hiranthe Says:

    Dear Gota,

    Smart move.. You are our beloved visionary and strategist.. This proves it further.

    When can Mother Lanka put you in the Driving Seat and watch you steer it to great prosperity…???

  4. Indrajith Says:

    Hiranthe says it all; no need for any other words!

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    Agree with Hiranthe.

    I’m back after getting married!!

    Good to see all patriots active. The new “moderator” at home doesn’t allow me to comment here and other “Singhala” websites. So I will be less frequent in comments.

  6. Lorenzo Says:

    Some EXCELLENT news!! This was LONG OVERDUE for 6 years. I called for this in 2009 itself after SF retired.

    Major General N.A Jagath C Dias WWV RWP RSP USP ndc has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army. Major General Dias who counts over 35 years of military service is the 46th Chief of Staff of the Army. He is currently serving as the Commander, Security Force – Mullaittivu.”


    He played the BIGGEST role in winning the war and he deserves to be the NEXT army commander!!

    I salute you sir and send you best wishes. It was an honor to have met you sir on several occasions.

    A very BOLD and the RIGHT decision. Thank you minister of defence.

  7. Ratanapala Says:

    A future Gota presidency is the wish of all patriots. He alone can bring security and prosperity to Sri Lanka. He has shown his abilities by his words and deeds. Time to chase away the usurpers of power is nigh!

  8. SA Kumar Says:

    It was an honor to have met you sir on several occasions ! US- Ananda where are you? ,
    this guy back again for his BS comments .

  9. Ben Silva Says:

    Best wishes to Lorenzo on his marriage. Hope he continues to comment.
    With refwrence to GR – If he and MR did not liberate Lanka, even the Judges would have not been safe in Colombo. North and East would have been no go areas. What sort of nation would harass our liberators. Any one with a sense of gratitude should protest, if GR is harassed in any way.

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