It is reported that a US court opened a case against Gotabhaya


The BBC news service quoting the Center for Justice and Accountability reports that the complaint filed by the daughter of Lasantha Wickrematunga at a district court in California against former defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has been taken into consideration.

The Centre for justice and accountability had noted that a federal judge of a California district court had taken up the case yesterday.

The Center had filed the case on behalf of Lasantha Wickrematunga’s daughter.

The Center had further noted that a motion can be filed against the charges responding, denying or requesting a withdrawal of the case within a period of three weeks.

The Center for justice and accountability further noted that if the former defense secretary fails to respond, the case will be taken up against him without his partaking.

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that a case had also been filed by a Tamil youth against the former defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in a court in California on charges of torture.

However former defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who arrived in the island from America noted that this case had been filed in accordance to a political agenda.

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