An attempt by former Minister Basil Rajapaksa to leave the country through the Silk Route Passenger Clearance Terminal was foiled due to airport immigration officials refusing to let him leave the country following the protests by passengers.
According to the immigration office sources, the former Minister arrived at the Badaranaike International Airport (BIA) at 12.00 midnight last night to leave for Dubai.
The reserved flight for Basil Rajapaksa was scheduled to leave for Dubai at 3.15 am today.
However, the immigration officers refused to approve Basil Rajapaksa's departure. Later, the Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration Officers' Association (SLIEOA) decided to withdraw from functioning at the Silk Route Passenger Clearance Terminal from last night.
However, it was reported that Basil Rajapaksa had to return without being able to proceed. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
roni Tuesday, 12 July 2022 08:59 AM
Bloody good all these officers should be promoted. These guys are our heroes. Same should apply to the entire clan.
Thomas Dharmachandra Tuesday, 12 July 2022 09:06 AM
I thought his Passport is Impounded by the Courts. He cannot leave until he surrenders all the money ( dollars) plundered from the Coffers of Sri Lanka by Rajapakse Siblings
Era Tuesday, 12 July 2022 09:06 AM
Illegal. But all Politicians should be banned from leaving the country immediately. When the new interim President and cabinet is in place, all Rajapakse passports shud be impounded. And a new AG appointed with instructions to relook at withdrawn cases.
dilshan Tuesday, 12 July 2022 09:07 AM
We are proud of our immigration officers don't let him to leave the country.
Gen Tuesday, 12 July 2022 09:24 AM
Basil, you don't have to clean 7 Eleven Petrol shed toilets in USA anymore. Instead you can clean Prison toilets for the rest of your life.
SENA Tuesday, 12 July 2022 10:14 AM
Well done officers.. We are proud of you
Priyantha77 Tuesday, 12 July 2022 10:14 AM
BASL - please take a court order against Basil prevent him leaving the country
Marriot Al Jaddaf Tuesday, 12 July 2022 10:22 AM
Basil, who owns the 5 star Marriott Al Jaddaf Hotel in Dubai?
TMDM Jayaratna Tuesday, 12 July 2022 10:51 AM
Aquarius Tuesday, 12 July 2022 10:54 AM
Great job by the immigration officials, the first real act of patriotism to stop these corrupt junk leaving the country. Each of them need to face the law and made to return the looted money to the people while spending time in jail.
Rohan Tuesday, 12 July 2022 07:10 PM
watch closely Mattala and Ratmalana, they will try to jump from there.
Peter Tuesday, 12 July 2022 08:27 PM
Whole Srilankan nation have to face this unusual suffering due to your limitless greed and shameless theft, for another few generations Rajapakshas won’t be respected in this country
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