UPFA Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa who was arrested this evening by the FCID, over his alleged involvement in a financial misappropriation case of Rs. 70 million, has been remanded till July 18 by the Fort Magistrate.
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.