Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was arrested by the police today after he was questioned by the police Financial Crimes Investigations Unit. He is to be produced in the Kaduwela Magistrate Courts tonight.
Two other officials, former Secretary of the Ministry Nihal Jayatilake and former Divineguma Fund Director General R.R.K. Ranawaka, who were accused of committing fraud under the ‘Divi neguma’ fund were also arrested today.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brother Basil was questioned for several hours since this morning and he was later arrested this evening. Basil Rajapaksa returned to Sri Lanka yesterday from the United States .