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Court calls for medical report on Basil

25 November 2016 08:16 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Acceding to the Attorney General’s request, Colombo High Court Judge Padmini N. Ranakwa today directed the Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) to submit a medical report on former minister Basil Rajapaksa to Court before December 7.

The Court’s direction was based on ascertaining Mr. Rajapaksa’s health condition prior deciding whether he should be allowed to travel to the US for medical treatment between December 10, 2016 and March 2, 2017.

He filed a motion seeking Court approval to go aboard in a case in which he has been indicted on charges of misusing Rs.29 million belonging to the Divi Neguma Department to distribute five million Almanacs with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s picture during the last year’s presidential election campaign. (Shehan Chamika Silva)


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  Comments - 6

  • dulan Saturday, 26 November 2016 08:55 AM

    Why should anyone be allowed to go to USA for medical treatment? If our Doctors are bad then so is the legal system, let us get foreign judges

    Sathyaa Saturday, 26 November 2016 09:19 AM

    What is Rs.29 millions for Basil? They are just peanuts for a veteran politico like Basil. Famous Sinhala proverb that says "Mahamera gilla yakaata aggalaavath kajjakda" cleary depicts what he did to the country.

    Financing Saturday, 26 November 2016 01:01 PM

    President fund to Finance the treatment ? Or is it for those who fall from Balconies ?

    Gune Friday, 25 November 2016 09:00 PM

    Because court is not sure whether this man is actually sick to go to USA for a medical treatment.

    Nandalal DE SILVA - France Saturday, 26 November 2016 02:07 AM

    Well done !Cheaters should be brought to light .....

    Sick Saturday, 26 November 2016 02:16 AM

    Sick ... How can a sick person travel ? Excuse is to renew his Green Card !

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