Court Rejected Basil’s Motion

31/Mar/2015

 

Kaduwela Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala yesterday(30) ordered the arrest of Pervious Rajapaksa regime former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa over allegations of financial frauds and to produce him in Court.

 

The Magistrate issued this order after dismissing a motion filed by Mr. Rajapaksa’s Counsel U.R. De Silva requesting that the previous order issued to the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) to arrest his client on arrival to the country be set aside.

Lawyers of Rajapaksa gave an undertaking that the former Minister will arrive in the country after April 20 and would be produced before Police to carry out necessary investigations.

However, the Kaduwela Magistrate refused to vacate the previous order, making way for an imminent arrest of the former Economic Development Minister upon his arrival in Sri Lanka.