Basil Rajapaksa further remanded

Basil Rajapaksa

Former minister and UPFA MP Basil Rajapaksa and three others were further remanded till May 20 by the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court on Thursday (7).

They were arrested by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) on April 22 and remanded till today.
They were arrested on charges of misappropriation of funds in the Divi Neguma Department, which came under the purview of the Economic Development Minister.

Rajapaksa, who left the country for the US on 11 January following the defeat of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the January Presidential Election, arrived here on April 21.