Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa was arrested by the Colombo Financial Crimes Division a short while ago. This was confirmed by Attorney at law U.R, de Silva, Counsel appearing on behalf of Basil Rajapaksa.
He went onto note that the B report is being compiled by the police adding that the former minister is due to be produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate along with his former Ministry Secretary Nihal Jayathilaka and “Divi Neguma” programme leader Ranavakka.
Basil Rajapaksa appeared before the Financial Crimes Division on Wednesday (April 22nd) morning to provide a statement.
According to sources the former minister was questioned from around 1 pm to 5 pm.
Basil Rajapaksa left the country soon after the presidential elections held in January and returned to the country on Tuesday.