On July 28, the Colombo Fort magistrate’s court heard the case pertaining to the construction of D.A. Rajapaksa museum and memorial at Medamulana using Rs. 90 million from the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation. Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is accused over the matter, but is yet to be named a suspect.
The media has reported that Gotabhaya is evading the accusations with the support of a senior female lawyer in the Attorney General’s Department, who is in charge of the case file. She maintains that his signature in relevant documents is unclear, reports say.