Former economic development minister and UPFA MP Basil Rajapaksa has said that he would return to Sri Lanka soon and would assist in the ongoing police investigation into allegations made against him.
A spokesman of Mr. Rajapaksa said today that a court order sent to Mr. Rajapaksa’s residence in Korathota, Gampaha had been accepted.
Earlier, a tense situation had prevailed when the court order was sent to Mr. Rajapaksa’s Medamulana residence, which was unoccupied, as some protesters had objected to the pasting of the court order on the door.
R.R.K. Ranawaka, director general of the Divi Neguma Department which came under the purview of the Economic Development Ministry, had revealed that the then minister, Rajapaksa had ordered him to release large sums of money for various programmes during the past few years.
The Police Financial Fraud Investigation Division is investigating the major expenses incurred by the department, including money spent on the Presidential Election, an allowance paid to Divi Neguma officers, renovation of houses and more than Rs.70 million spent on a Divi Neguma national convention headed by the former minister.
Subsequently, the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court had issued an order to record a statement from Mr. Rajapaksa following a report filed by the police.
Comments - 32
Lima Friday, 27 March 2015 11:15 AM
YES, I UNDERSTAND THE SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED , YES , IT IS GOING TO BE LIKE THAT , THOSE WHO WANTED A CHANGE AND PEACE LIVING ARE NOW STAND AT STILL ON WHAT IS HAPPENING , ROGUES , MURDERERS MOVING FREELY FROM MAHINDA TO THE BOTTOM OF THE CLAN WITH THE ROBBED WEALTH AND LUXURY LIFE , THE PEACE LOVING PEOPLE LIKE US SUFFER EVERY DAY , A DAY IS VERY NEAR SOON , THEN THE LAW TAKE ITS OWN COURSE EITHER BY THE LAW OF THE LAND OR BY THE LAW OF THE PUBLIC
brainmaster Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:49 AM
See, MS is not going on trips for his pleasure.
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 27 March 2015 06:28 AM
Basil come to SriLanka and prove that you are a Gentleman. Why did you go and hid yourself soon after the election, means you are guilty.
Cobra Friday, 27 March 2015 06:29 AM
Basil to return soon? Keep your fingers crossed folks!!!
Desmond Jeromme Friday, 27 March 2015 06:33 AM
Basil - the History reveals how the Cheaters
J Palitha Friday, 27 March 2015 06:37 AM
Basil every single red cent you earned illegally, should be revealed and for sure you will have to count the Jail bars.
Nalin Friday, 27 March 2015 06:40 AM
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Premalal Friday, 27 March 2015 06:51 AM
If ever he comes then it will be after MR gets into power and the family loot has been safely stashed away.
s kalpage Friday, 27 March 2015 12:34 PM
all corrupt politicians get together after a poll. This time too it happened. people and JVP only got fooled.
daily moda editor Friday, 27 March 2015 07:12 AM
SriLankan Friday, 27 March 2015 07:24 AM
Merely returningto SL is not enough.Bring back all the plundered wealth. via DM Android App
Freddy Friday, 27 March 2015 07:38 AM
Lima you must be an ltte pariah the hanging judge. If Rajapaksha are guilty charge them but if not face them to be sued for damages. They did not run and they are upright with Sri Lankan pride. All the witch hunt, vengeance, revenge and accusation to no avail. The elections is coming soon.
Rizwan Friday, 27 March 2015 01:17 PM
i wanted change of president which was schived. Now, after 30 years, going JVP way.
Rednaxela Friday, 27 March 2015 08:26 AM
Will he ever set foot in Sri Lanka again?
Logan Beri Friday, 27 March 2015 08:28 AM
cool down man. You sound like one of the losers who gets worked for nothing. If a former politician has done something wrong, there is a judicial process to follow. Do you think under yahapalanaya you can do what you are saying here.
The God Father Friday, 27 March 2015 05:42 PM
That is right , he is trying but in reality he is not.
laksiri Friday, 27 March 2015 08:43 AM
he must be appointed as economy development minister and duty finance minister ,
hasan Friday, 27 March 2015 01:58 PM
MS please stop your foreign trips and act according to your promises
BoruBaya Friday, 27 March 2015 11:48 PM
Loose talk.He will not come unless LA Police put him in a plane and send over.
Maya Friday, 27 March 2015 01:58 PM
Welcome back Mr 10%. Returning voluntarily is better than sent back the US Police.
asfar Friday, 27 March 2015 02:01 PM
what a shameless man he is. To pack up and leave the day after his brother lost the election.
mewan Friday, 27 March 2015 09:11 AM
Why so angry? Remember you voted for a "Maithree Palanaya" ta. Not MY3 I hope.
TONY Friday, 27 March 2015 06:21 PM
BASIL. WHAT IS THE COVER STORY THAT YOU HAVE PLANNED WITH YOUR BROTHERS TO GIVE IN YOUR STATEMENT
TONY Friday, 27 March 2015 06:24 PM
ARE YOU COMING TO ACCEPT A CABINET POST. ANYTHING IS NOW POSSIBLE
BUSHEL Friday, 27 March 2015 09:23 AM
do not cry. At arrival he will be appointed as a cabinet minister.
mahinda Friday, 27 March 2015 09:25 AM
Robbers! robbers ! no one caught as there are no evidence.At least now stop fooling the public and get on development for the salary you ministers are paid for. It is the duty of the police to catch Robbers and they are paid for with our TAX money.You can fool thre people sometimes but not all the time
shek Friday, 27 March 2015 12:08 AM
Gota is trying to behave like a gentlemen. via DM Android App
wee Friday, 27 March 2015 02:39 PM
very sad you have not understood srilankan politics yet
M.A.Iqbal Friday, 27 March 2015 09:57 AM
These guys have lived at our expenses in addition to robbing us. It is time this is stops. The presently parliamentarians should not behave in the same manner the earlier guys lived we need transparency all together.The best form is keep the public informed of all deals done for the betterment of Sri Lankans.
Lima Friday, 27 March 2015 12:23 AM
IF TENSE SITU PREVAILS , SHOOT THEM ON SIGHT , THEY ARE ALL ROBBERS , TEACH THEM A LESSON ONE TIME , THEN ALL OTHERS WHO FOLLOW WILL LEARN FROM THAT , NOW WE SEE NOTHING HAPPENING , THE MOMENT BASIL THE ROGUE LAND AT AIRPORT HAND CUFF AND ARREST , NO CELEBRATION WELCOME WITH HIGH POWERD CARS , IT IS PRISON BUS TO BE SENT TO AND SEND TO CAGE , DO NOT PLAY WITH THE LIVES OF WHOM VOTED TO MS
asiyawe ascharya Friday, 27 March 2015 10:05 AM
nothing of the sort will happen. yahapalanaya will ensure that he will have a friendly chat with the officials at the comfort of his residence. this is only a show by both parties.
Kumar Perera Friday, 27 March 2015 03:13 PM
You are MR bro:Just come .Sri lakans are fraid of MR family.So there wont be any harm.You had time to do what is needed.
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