Former Chairman of the COPE has filed a Fundamental Rights case before the Supreme Court seeking an order, directing the Attorney General to recover a sum of Rs15.9 billion from the respondents in the petition for allegedly causing loss to the state by way of tax fraud.

The petitioner has named Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakshe, Finance Ministry Secretary S.R. Attygalle, Sri Lanka Standard Institution Chairman NushadPerera, Pyramid Wilmar (Pvt) Limited, Director of Pyramid WilmarPvt) Limited Sajath Mawzoon, Secretary to the President Dr. P.B. Jayasundara, the Chairman of Consumer Affairs Authority, Major General Shantha Dissanayake and Attorney General as respondents in the petition.

The petitioner is seeking an order directing the Attorney General to recover a sum of Rs.15.9 billion from 1st to 5th Respondents and to credit the said amount to the Consolidated Fund.

The petitioner is further seeking a Declaration that Fundamental Rights of the Petitioner and the General Public of Sri Lanka guaranteed by Article 12 of the Constitution have been by the respondents.



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