The Colombo High Court has ordered that the case against Rajitha Senaratne, the then Minister of Fisheries, and three other defendants, alleging that the government had incurred losses by leasing out the Modara fishing harbor to a private company between August 1, 2014, and November 1, 2014, to be called on the March 30th.
The case was taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Navaratne Marasinghe today (28).
The Bribery Commission handed over several documents pertaining to the case to the lawyers of the defendants and if there are any deficiencies, the lawyers representing Rajitha Senaratne and the defendants requested the court to give them a date to present their case before the court.
The High Court judge granted the request and directed that the case be taken up for hearing on March 30.
The other accused in the case is former chairman of the Fisheries Harbor Corporation Upali Liyanage and its managing director Nil Ravindra Munasinghe. The Bribery Commission has filed the indictment on five charges.