- A number of SLPP members including Parliamentarians were at the BIA to welcome the former minister
By T. K. G. Kapila
Former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa returned to the country last morning to a grand welcome at the BIA.
Rajapaksa left for the US in September to receive medical treatment, after the Supreme Court allowed him to travel overseas. A number of SLPP members including Parliamentarians were at the BIA to welcome the former minister on his arrival
It was reported that Basil Rajapaksa will work towards securing a two thirds majority for the budget in Parliament, however Minister Prasanna Ranatunga denied this report and wanted the opposition MPs not to refer to Rajapaksa as ‘Kaputa’.