The Colombo High Court today permitted Yoshitha Rajapaksa to travel overseas for medical treatment, after he said that he had sustained a sports injury.
The Court, which had impounded Yoshitha’s passport had permitted him a period of one month to seek medical treatment for his injury and return back to the country. According to the application by Yoshitha’s lawyer, Yoshitha requires foot surgery and hence he has to travel overseas for the operation.
Although the Attorney General’s department had objected to Yoshitha’s request, High Court Judge A. A. Heiyanthuduwa had said that until proven guilty, Yoshitha was still considered innocent and therefore, he can go overseas for medical treatment.
Yoshitha, the second son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, is currently out on bail over money laundering charges.