UPFA Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa was arrested today by the FCID, over his alleged involvement in a financial misappropriation case of Rs. 70 million.
Namal, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was arrested when he arrived at the FCID to give a statement on the case.
Just hours before his arrest, Namal in a tweet said that it was the Government Ministers who decided who to arrest and when to arrest them. He tweeted this on Sunday in a response to another tweet where it quoted Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake saying that Namal will be arrested tomorrow (Monday).
“Good governance at its best: Government Ministers decide who to arrest. We’ll not stop our struggle for a people’s government,” Namal said in his Tweet.
He is scheduled to be produced before courts later today.