Colombo Telegraph

Basil Arrested Again

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa was again arrested today by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) over a land purchase in Gampaha.

He is scheduled to be produced before the Pugoda Magistrate, the Government Information Department said.

This is Rajapaksa’s second arrest in less than a month. In mid-May he was arrested by the FCID over a land issue in Matara. He was granted bail on the same day.

Update:

Basil Rajapaksa was granted bail this evening by the Pugoda Magistrate Court.

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