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Video: MR visits Basil at CNH

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Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said today the Rajapaksas were not thieves and said they had taken only political decisions.

He expressed these views when he visited his brother Basil who was transferred to Colombo National Hospital (CNH) from the Prisons Hospital to which he was admitted soon after the Kaduwela Magistrate ordered that he and two others be remanded till May 5.

Mr. Rajapaksa said there was no reason to remand Basil because the allegations were over a cabinet decision.

“Various allegations have been levelled against Basil, Gotabaya, Namal, Yoshitha and me. But these allegations have to be proved in Court,” he said.

When asked about the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, Mr. Rajapaksa said he did not see anything that was wrong with it and said he hoped the MPs would approve it in parliament and added that the SLFP had proposed some changes to it.

Former economic development minister Basil Rajapaksa, the ministry’s former secretary Nihal Jayatilake and former Divineguma Department Director General R.R.K. Ranawaka were ordered by the Kaduwela Magistrate to be remanded till May 5 and later transferred to the Colombo National Hospital. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Patriot Friday, 24 April 2015 05:44 PM

    All the Tiger/TNA and Ranil fans are out in the open to show their gratitude to the Rajapases by celebrating the actions of the Kaduwela Magistrate, which humiliates these patriots who liberated the nation from Tiger terrorists, after sacrificing their own freedom of movement by going against the wishes of foreign hostile forces.

    fawzan Friday, 24 April 2015 05:47 PM

    Rajapaksha family even tried to swindle Tsunami fund. This family comprises of crooks and criminals. It is unfortunate that we are so dumb to elect Alibaba and 40 thieves to rule this country

    loku tena Friday, 01 May 2015 04:13 AM

    Sri Lanka is back to what it does best - exsisting in a state of any thing other than peace and progress. All this whilst the rest of developing countries in Asia are making giant strides in economic development. When will ever learn?

    loku tena Friday, 01 May 2015 04:13 AM

    Sri Lanka is back to what it does best - exsisting in a state of any thing other than peace and progress. All this whilst the rest of developing countries in Asia are making giant strides in economic development. When will ever learn?

    Bala Friday, 24 April 2015 04:03 PM

    Dr. Mahendra Percy - did you advise Basil to get a MRI scan of his wallet .

    piumi Saturday, 25 April 2015 08:40 AM

    Yes Athula is correct. All srilankans agreed by their hearts though they still on the fence to believe. When you handle money sometimes you spend it with no intention to rob or use them unwantedly. MR is not use them according to the standards of SLAIS. Thats why everyone sees as its a crime. Good lesson for every one.

    Ruwan Friday, 01 May 2015 05:45 AM

    You just called me a Tiger fan. I will accept the Ranil/TNA fan label but refuse the Tiger fan label. However, I think you mean a democracy fan.

    shamantha.w Friday, 24 April 2015 04:05 PM

    Ali Baba

    Dalit Friday, 24 April 2015 06:07 PM

    Bribes and corruption is peanuts compared to the financial fraud committed in the last 100 days.

    ann Friday, 24 April 2015 04:08 PM

    How about brother in law? Foolish people.Might get the lost kingdom with the help of these fools.

    I mad Friday, 24 April 2015 04:05 PM

    may be to tell him not to becomea state witness. via DM Android App

    s kalpage Friday, 24 April 2015 02:09 PM

    a former minister too above the law?

    Top Cat Saturday, 25 April 2015 08:50 AM

    Thieving started with the tsunami funds.

    Veda-mama Saturday, 25 April 2015 08:52 AM

    ONNA ETHIN, GAHA DANNA MINIHATA, KOLA KADA PANNA HADANAWA.

    Veda-mama Saturday, 25 April 2015 08:56 AM

    So you have accepted the fact that there was Bribery and Corruption, before.

    Duminda Friday, 24 April 2015 06:23 PM

    Dalit, we knew there are Sri Lankans like you standing on head every day.

    king Cancer Roaming Around Island Saturday, 25 April 2015 09:20 AM

    Jobless king Cancer Roaming Around Island wide to make kollopan among the people and to bring more pressure to government

    ALI BABA Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:55 PM

    Horunget horu eakatuwa

    ANTON Saturday, 25 April 2015 10:32 AM

    MALLIYE OHOMA NOKARAN RATA VASIYAATA............ UNGEY CHANDEY DUNNETH API DENNAAATA........ MUWAA VELAA HITIYATH API YUDDAYATAAA....... AHU UNA DAATA KELAWEY AMBAANAKATA........

    s kalpage Saturday, 25 April 2015 11:37 AM

    Gota asked for 90 days to make a statement? Will other citizens also be given such concessions. He asked for three months just to escape expecting his Ali Baba to come to power using other marked Horas.

    Missgod Saturday, 25 April 2015 11:53 AM

    Whom do. U mean by some crooks?he was surrounded by his family members but now poor innocent people

    athula Friday, 24 April 2015 05:20 PM

    I think MR is a good person and a charismatic leader. His fall came because he was surrounded by some crooks.

    Cobra Saturday, 25 April 2015 07:18 AM

    His turn is coming soon, just you wait!!!

    Buruwa Friday, 24 April 2015 03:38 PM

    Is he too going to join Basil at CNH ?

    MightyAnt Saturday, 25 April 2015 07:42 AM

    We value honestly and ethics over the crap you talk about. Sorry!

    REALPATRIAT Saturday, 25 April 2015 07:42 AM

    Mr.Dumida well said. via DM Android App

    Nalin Friday, 24 April 2015 03:38 PM

    Soon he has to visit NR and GR. via DM Android App

    Fassey Friday, 24 April 2015 03:48 PM

    Pied Piper followed by the rats.


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