Basil arrested by FCID

12 May 2016 10:55 am - 37     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has been arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) a short while ago, sources said.

Mr. Rajapaksa arrived at the FCID this morning to give a statement over an irregularity in purchasing a land in Matara.


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  • Coconut Republic Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:22 PM

    Review... Out! Mean! Bailed out!

    Champika Friday, 13 May 2016 12:49 PM

    fully remove corruption. this govt. came to fully remove corruption, not to minimize corruption.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 12 May 2016 05:35 PM

    Next big rouge in line.

    Citizen Thursday, 12 May 2016 05:37 PM

    The biggest achievement of the Yahapalanaya govt!

    Premalal Thursday, 12 May 2016 06:51 PM

    He does not have to fake sickness because bail will be granted in no time and the case will drag on for the rest of his life.

    TONY Thursday, 12 May 2016 07:20 PM


    Ram Thursday, 12 May 2016 07:23 PM

    If judge straight away an admission ticket to pay ward it will be quick ans economic work to all. Why wast all to issue arrest order, jwil, jail hospital, payward and then realese on bail

    Sharon Thursday, 12 May 2016 07:35 PM

    VAT will reduce after the arrest. Well done Yahapalanay via DM iOS App

    lokka Thursday, 12 May 2016 08:47 PM

    Yahapalanaya slaves comment. via DM Android App

    Ashan Thursday, 12 May 2016 09:03 PM

    The show is over Bail granted.. Thank you for the entertainment and see you folks when VAT increases again.. Time to go under the rocks and pray for good governance.. Again.. via DM Android App

    kondaya77 Thursday, 12 May 2016 09:49 PM

    All the crooks in the world are welcome to the U,S,A If you are honest they do not want you. Wait till Trump becomes president,he will change all that.

    Manel Thursday, 12 May 2016 09:59 PM

    Well done FCIDContinue the good work

    Ravi Friday, 13 May 2016 12:26 AM

    Yes, but where are the assets? In the dreamworld?

    WISE DONKEY Friday, 13 May 2016 12:43 AM

    Singapore! here I come, keep a bed ready in the ICU.......

    Vimal Carlos (LA Vimal) Friday, 13 May 2016 12:45 AM

    I have a great idea. Put Basil in Negombo prision and let him sleep in same cell as the nigerians . After that his arsehole will be bigger than ever. He might even be able to hind some cash there after

    Lanka Friday, 13 May 2016 01:46 AM

    Why is this "headlines"? Bail was granted and he is home already people!!! When will the circuses be over and we the people can live a peaceful, truthful life!?

    Onlooker Thursday, 12 May 2016 12:47 PM

    A yahapalana attempt to divert attention of the masses away from vat problem, parliament voting get cases etc. etc..

    Ramsay Thursday, 12 May 2016 12:49 PM

    Political witch hunt continues to cover up yahapalana's miserable failure....if justice is to be meted out equally Ravi and Mahendran should be locked up for good

    Bingo Thursday, 12 May 2016 12:55 PM

    FCID..public money being used to hoodwink public. 3rd world forever.

    suda Thursday, 12 May 2016 12:57 PM

    Hospital, Ambulance , Nurse be ready he will not be able to walk.

    Tony Thursday, 12 May 2016 01:01 PM

    It is good. But now he will fall sick as a duck and wants to be admitted to the paying wards in the General Hospital. Doctors who help these things must be investigated and punished.

    suresh Thursday, 12 May 2016 01:06 PM

    Name the sudden illness and win trip to USA!!

    Kapil Thursday, 12 May 2016 01:09 PM

    Who is next?

    Coconut Republic Thursday, 12 May 2016 01:09 PM

    Looks 0 for 1. Challenges for a review. ...Awaiting for the big screen outcome

    Roman Thursday, 12 May 2016 01:30 PM

    Yahapalanaya Strikes!!!

    Rupa Thursday, 12 May 2016 01:32 PM

    What's the point they will release him again. What an arrogant man he was did nothing for the people of this country but, he got very rich, how did he become so rich

    govinda Thursday, 12 May 2016 01:34 PM

    so now the sickness will start and admitted to hospital

    Rom Thursday, 12 May 2016 01:38 PM

    Baddumathamai hamaduruwané!

    johan Thursday, 12 May 2016 01:38 PM

    Today evening he will fall sick after that prison hospitaltransfer.

    Kasturi Thursday, 12 May 2016 01:41 PM

    Same drama continues again . He will be arrested and seek a medicals reasons and then he is out on bail .. This is yapalanaya .

    SIRIBIRIS Thursday, 12 May 2016 01:43 PM


    lankan Thursday, 12 May 2016 01:50 PM

    Let the show begin

    Wele Vidane Thursday, 12 May 2016 01:52 PM

    JVP know about this before anyone else.

    Real Peace Thursday, 12 May 2016 01:56 PM

    Yes good and please lose the key to his cell once and for all!

    kukula Thursday, 12 May 2016 02:14 PM

    The rascal will now complain of chest pains and other medical issues.Keep the B out of the comfort of hospital bed.

    vithura Thursday, 12 May 2016 02:16 PM

    Next step seize all assets accumulated during the previous regime by this guy, ensure that the case is dealt with swiftly and if found guilty the punishment should include disenfranchisement and imprisonment.

    dulan Thursday, 12 May 2016 03:25 PM

    Yes this is more important

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