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No bail for Basil Rajapaksa
27 May 2015
Former Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapaksa, was further remanded till June 10 by the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday (27).
Former Economic Development Ministry Secretary Dr. Nihal Jayatilaka, former Director General of the Divineguma Department, R.R.K. Ranawaka and Divi Neguma Regional Director Bandula Thilakasiri were also remanded till June 10.
Rajapaksa and three other senior ministry officials were arrested by the police on April 22.
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.