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Sri Lanka court allows proceedings against former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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Oct 07, 2022 12:32 PM IST

Sri Lanka: The court also agreed to allow proceedings against the country's former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, its former finance minister and two of its former central bank governors.

Sri Lanka's top court has granted permission for proceedings against former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the rights group which filed the case against him said in a statement on Friday.

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka's former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa.(Reuters)
Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka's former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa.(Reuters)

The court also agreed to allow proceedings against the country's former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, its former finance minister and two of its former central bank governors.

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The case, filed by rights group Transparency International, calls for accountability for the island nation's leadership for its worst financial crisis in more than seven decades.

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