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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Supreme Court issues interim injunction to hold back........

[b]Supreme Court issues interim injunction to hold back investigations on “Helping Hambanthota Account”[/b]

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 29 September, ([/b]The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka issued an interim injunction to hold back the investigations carried out by the CID into the “Helping Hambantota Account.”

The Trial at Bar headed by Chief justice Sarath N. Silva issued the order taking up the fundamental petition filed by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse on Wednesday.

Appearing for the petitioner President Counsel D.S.Wijesinghe said funds were directed to the “Helping Hambantota Account” to assist the families affected by the tsunami in the Hambantota District.

He also said the procedure was carried out under the supervision of the Secretary of the Prime minister. He pointed out that the accounts were also subjected to the supervision of the government.

Chief Justice questioned Solicitor General Palitha Fernando, who appeared on behalf of the Attorney General, how an investigation could begin based on information published on a weekend newspaper?

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