The case filed against former Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne and former State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) Chairman Rumi Mohammed in connection with the controversial White Van Press Conference during the 2019-Presidential Election was today fixed for April 28 by the Colombo High Court.

When the case came up before High Court Judge Damith Thotawatte, Attorney General sought further time to tender several documents listed in the indictments to the defence.

The Attorney General had filed indictments consisting of fourteen counts against two accused in connection with organising the white van press conference on November 10, 2019, ahead of the Presidential election.

The indictments had been filed against Rajitha Senaratne and Rimi Mohammed on fourteen counts including giving false statements in relation to the personal character of SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Sakalavalli Arachchige Sarath Kumara and Watareka Gamage Athula Sanjeewa Madanayake who were present at the controversial press conference had been named as the witnesses in the case.


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