Basil Rajapaksa freed

Basil Rajapaksa freed

The Colombo High Court lifted the overseas travel ban imposed on former Minister Basil Rajapaksa today (23).

The travel ban was imposed on the Former Minister after the Attorney General (AG) had filed indictments against him and former Director-General of Divi Neguma Department, Kithsiri Ranawaka in the Colombo High Court.

The former minister Basil Rajapaksa is the first accused in the case filed under 05 separate indictments for the criminal misappropriation of Rs. 2991 million from the Divineguma Development Department, for the distribution of steel roofing sheets to Divineguma beneficiaries.

When Mr Basil Rajapaksa on bail, an order was made for Mr Basil Rajapaksa to appear at the Criminal Investigations Department every 3 months. This bail condition was also removed by Colombo High Court Judge R. Gurusinghe.

The attorney’s led by the President’s Counsel Gamini Marapana appearing for Basil Rajapaksa filed submissions seeking for the exoneration and release of Mr Basil Rajapaksa and the other accused, citing the evidence examination of the prosecution in which the case filed by Attorney General had concluded.

The case will be called up again on Wednesday (25).