Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa who left for the US soon after the presidential elections arrived in the country a short while ago, sources said.
A large crowd including 30 members of local government bodies and provincial council minister Nimal Lansa were at the Bandaranaike International Airport to welcome him.
Mr. Rajapaksa told those who had gathered there that he came to the country to help the police and the judiciary to carry out the investigations against him.
“We Rajapaksas have only taken political decisions. We have not committed any crime, murder or fraud. This crowd proves that,” he said.
Mr. Rajapaksa said some people were carrying out a mudslinging campaign that he had fled the country but had only gone to the US for medical treatment.
“I have no reason to flee the country. I will never forget my people who voted for me in Gampaha, The development we started has come to a halt today,” he said. (Deepa Adikari)
Comments - 18
Senor Tuesday, 21 April 2015 03:57 PM
Well! he has come to take the balance from "Divi Neguma" which he forgot to take in the rush.
Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 22 April 2015 08:52 AM
Is he a Hero??
daily editor moda Wednesday, 22 April 2015 08:55 AM
Fellow coming without the family uniform and the stomach. May be collect the balance loot.
mack Wednesday, 22 April 2015 09:01 AM
disgusting via DM Android App
naveen Tuesday, 21 April 2015 04:19 PM
Basil AAHAWAAAAA HURRAYYYYYYYYY
Matilda Ellepola Tuesday, 21 April 2015 02:22 PM
Welcome home Mr. 40%, youve done good, compared to start with 10%
Manel Tuesday, 21 April 2015 02:25 PM
Mr President have the elections early so that these unwanted people can gèt back to their countries.
Chater boy Tuesday, 21 April 2015 04:39 PM
He is so confident to land during yaha palanaya ?????? Then it has to be a deal !!!!!!! Dont forget after all Mr. Maithri is a politician
willowsd Tuesday, 21 April 2015 04:40 PM
Under MR regime could have anyone behaved like this???
asfar Wednesday, 22 April 2015 10:15 AM
a weak leader like maithree is a blessing for these crooks.
Suq Madique Wednesday, 22 April 2015 10:27 AM
Did it take him so long to deposit the stolen money he too with him when he ran away??
sri Tuesday, 21 April 2015 03:15 PM
Roshan Wednesday, 22 April 2015 10:29 AM
Ran away thinking he will get caught. Now, he knows Yahapalanaya means he is safe. Power addiction is so strong... you need more.
Nanda Wednesday, 22 April 2015 10:43 AM
Poddi Malli gedere awa !!!!
Bubble Banda Wednesday, 22 April 2015 07:51 AM
If you are not guilty why did you packed your bag and ran to US with your wife?
Cobra Wednesday, 22 April 2015 08:01 AM
He returns for some more????
Ahamed Tuesday, 21 April 2015 03:49 PM
You are a Gentlemen keep it up
Lak Tuesday, 21 April 2015 03:55 PM
Thieves seem to be thinking that any threat from yahapalanaya seem to be over.
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