Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa, who is in remand for allegedly misappropriating state funds amounting to Rs. 33 million from the Divi Neguma Funds, has filed a bail application at the Colombo High Court.
Early this week, Rajapaksa was ordered to be remanded till August 1st over the case. However, on Tuesday he got himself admitted to hospital for a medical check-up.
Mid this month, Rajapaksa was indicted by the Attorney General for the same charges. The case is scheduled to be taken up on August 20.