Trial against Lalith, Anusha on Sept. 20, 21

By Chitra Weerarathne

The Colombo High Court trial against Anusha Palpita, the former Chairman of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission and Lalith Weeratunga, the former Secretary to the ex- President, Mahinda Rajapaksa was yesterday fixed for Sept. 20 and 21.

Yesterday witness Saheer Anwar testified at the trial.

The two accused have been indicted for abuse of public funds amounting to Rs. 60 million, to distribute ‘Sil Redi’ in the run-up to the presidential polls of January 2015.

Deputy Solicitor General Thusith Mudalige, appeard for the Attorney General.

President’s Counsel, Kalinga Indatissa, appeared for the accused.

The Bench comprised Colombo High Court Judge N. V. Karunatillake.

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