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Court Overrules Request To Dismiss Ratwatte Case

Sep 5, 2011 10:01:43 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Colombo High Court has today overruled the plea to dismiss the bribery case against former Defence Minister Anuruddha Ratwatte.

Ratwatte’s defence counsel has today requested the Colombo High Court to dismiss the bribery case against Ratwatte

High Court Judge Sunil Rajapakse has said that a strong case had been established by the indictment filed by the Attorney General against Ratwatte.

The judge has fixed the next hearing of the case for September 21.

A case was filed against Ratwatte for his failure to declare to the Bribery Commission the mode of earnings of his assets amounting to Rs.33 million in cash and immovable property worth of Rs.1.25 million earned between March 31, 1997 to August 31, 2002.

Ratwatte was asked by the judge to inform on the next court date whether he will lead evidence of his witness or make a dock statement or give evidence from the witness box.