Former minister Minister of Co-operatives & Internal Trade and UPFA MP Johnston Fernando was arrested today by the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) on charges of financial misappropriation at Sathosa. He allegedly acquired more than Rs. 5million worth goods from ‘Sathosa’, without making any payments, police said.
Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, former Secretary Nihal Jayatilake and former Divineguma fund Director General R.R.K. Ranawaka were further remanded till May 7 by the Kaduwela Magistrate. They were accused of committing fraud under the ‘Divi neguma’ fund.