UPFA MP Basil Rajapaksa, who is in remand custody at the Colombo National Hospital’s Merchant Ward, was admitted to the hospital’s Cardiology Unit last night after he is reported to have suffered a minor stroke, Western Provincial Minister Nimal Lansa said.
He said Mr. Rajapaksa was taken back to the Merchant Ward last morning after a check-up.
“Mr. Rajapaksa was discharged from the cardiology unit after several tests were carried out and on the advice of a specialist doctor. He will continue his treatment at the Merchant Ward,” Mr. Lansa said.
Mr. Rajapaksa was arrested on April 22 by the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) in connection with a financial fraud at the Divi Naguma Department and later remanded after being produced in the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court.
Mr. Rajapaksa is due to be produced in the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court today (20).(Lahiru Pothmulla & Darshana Sanjeewa)