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* Sri Lankan court allows foreign experts to examine bank account details of former Chief Justice
Fri, Mar 21, 2014, 10:56 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 21, Colombo: A court in Sri Lanka has allowed foreign experts to examine the bank account details of former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya has given time till April 30 for the foreign experts to examine the computers at the respective bank where Bandaranayake is said to have held three accounts.

The Magistrate has permitted this following a submission made by Bandaranayke's Counsel, Nalin Ladduwahetty.

A defence team including foreign experts would examine the computer data of the bank pertaining to the accounts of the former Chief Justice and therefore they need a longer period for the purpose, the defense counsel has informed.

The matter has reportedly arisen when State Counsel Dilan Ratnayake had informed the Magistrate that the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption had filed a motion in court to call the case yesterday to inform court that the prosecution by adhering to the court had allowed the defense to examine the computer at the NDB Bank on March 15 and 16.

Ratnayake has said the defense had refused to accept that date and had informed the Commission of their inability to examine the computers on those dates.

Ladduwahetty in response has informed the Magistrate that the notice asking the defense to come to the bank to examine the computers was made in haste on March 12.

He has added that his team who would examine the computers consists of foreign experts in computer science as the defense is not relying on local experts and the defense needs more time.

Hearing the arguments, the Magistrate asked the parties to schedule date before April 30 on mutual agreement between them to examine the computers.

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