The court decision on ex-minister Sripathy Sooriyarachchi will be delivered on April 30, reports said.
The Avissawella High Court will decide as to whether there is an actual criminal case to be pursued against Sripathy, reported Lakbima, the Sinhala language broadsheet published in Colombo yesterday.
Sripathi is currently in remand custody for alleged misuse of the official vehicle bearing no GA 3040 belonging to Posts and Telecommunications Ministry from the day of his removal from the ministry to the day he handed over the vehicle.
Mr. Sooriyarachchi, is a former non cabinet minister. He was sacked by the SL President Mahinda Rajapakse, for exposing an alleged scandal by Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse, the brother of Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse, involving Rs.600 million in the purchase of Russian-made MIG fighter and weapons.
On April 21, Two UNP delegations met remanded Sripathy separately at the Welikada prison to discuss the present political situation in the country and other related matters.
The UNP visit came in the wake of three JVP MPs Anura Kumara Disanayake, Sunil Handunnetti and Gamini Ratnayake also visiting.Sooriyarachchi last Tuesday. The JVP described the visit on as the observance of a New Year tradition.