Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was remanded till May 5th by the Kaduwela magistrate.
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 remanded.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brother Basil was questioned for several hours since last morning and he was later arrested. Basil Rajapaksa returned to Sri Lanka yesterday from the United States .