Colombo High Court today indicted former minister Basil Rajapaksa in the case in which he is accused of misappropriating Rs.29 million belonging to the Divineguma Department by using the funds to print five million almanacs during the 2015 presidential election.
Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga later released the suspect on a cash bail of Rs.100, 000 with two sureties of Rs.500, 000 each and ordered that theaccused be fingerprinted.
Divineguma Department’s former director general Kithsiri Ranawaka, who is also an accused in this case was earlier indicted and later released on bail.
The suspects were indicted by the Attorney General on five counts of criminal misappropriation under the Penal Code. The High Court fixed May 24 to decide the date of the trial. (Shehan Chamika Silva)