A Fundamental Rights petition was filed today at the Supreme Court against the arrest and detention of Yoshitha Rajapaksa and three others.
The petition claimed that the arrest had no basis, and the fundamental rights of Rajapaksa and three others have been violated. The respondents were; Inspector General of Police and officers of the Financial Criminal Investigation Department.
Yoshitha, the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and four others including Nishantha Ranatunga and Rohan Welivita are in remand for allegedly committing money laundering at the Carlton Sports Network (CSN), where Yoshitha reportedly was the Chairman.
Rajapaksa, who is a Navy Lieutenant has also been suspended by the Sri Lanka Navy.