Appellate Court Verdict on 13 Nov
By Kamal Weeraratna
The Court of Appeal on 23 October decided to announce the verdict of the appeal filed by the former President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and the former Head of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Anusha Pelpita, against their convictions by the Colombo High Court (CHC) on the charge of distributing sil cloths in the run up to the 2015 Presidential Poll by misappropriating State funds, on 13 November.
The appeal is being perused by a two-Judge Bench of the Court comprising Justices Kumuduni Wickremasinghe and Devika Abeyratne.
The submissions on behalf of the two appellants were made by Attorney Kanchana Ratwatte on 4 October while the submissions on behalf of the Attorney General were made by Deputy Solicitor General Thusith Mudalige, two days later.
Accordingly, the Court announced that its verdict on the appeal would be delivered on the said date.