Kaduwela Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala today ordered the arrest of former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa over allegations of financial frauds and to produce him in Court.
The Magistrate issued this order after dismissing a motion filed by Mr. Rajapaksa’s Counsel U.R. De Silva requesting that the previous order issued to the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) to arrest his client on arrival to the country be set aside.
The Magistrate directed that the suspect be produced in Court according to the previous order. The motion was heard without the FCID, which filed the case. (G.Ilangakon Menike)