The international travel ban imposed on Minister Udaya Gammanpila over the case filed in relation to the illegal sale of shares of a company owned by an Australian businessman has been lifted temporarily.
Minister Gammanpila is accused of misappropriating Rs. 19 million while selling shares of a company owned by an Australian businessman by forging a power of attorney.
The case is scheduled to be taken before the Colombo High Court on the 21st of March.
Meanwhile, the counsel making submissions on behalf of Minister Gammanpila today informed court that his client is intending on leaving the country for a personal and an official foreign trip.
Accordingly, the counsel requested court to lift the overseas travel ban imposed on Minister Udaya Gammanpila from the 23rd of January to the 29th of April.
Considering the submissions made by the counsel, Colombo High Court Jude Amal Ranaraja lifted the travel ban temporarily and ordered the release of the impounded passport of Minister Udaya Gammanpila.