Rajitha and another indicted on 14 counts

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 July 7 by Colombo High Court.

High Court Judge Damith Thotawatte permitted the defence to access the computer evidence pertaining to the indictments.

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 RajithaSenaratne and Rimi Mohammed under fourteen counts including giving false statements concerning the personal character of SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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


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