Basil returns to the country
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Basil returns to the country

April 21, 2015   01:55 pm

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has arrived in the Country a short while ago. He has arrived from London via Dubai on an Emirates flight EK 347.

A large crowd has gathered outside the Bandaranaike International Airport to welcome Rajapaksa and authorities have taken measures to temporarily close the arrival lounge.

Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara on March 25 said that a court order will be obtained to bring down the former President’s brother in order to question him over alleged financial fraud within the Divi Neguma Department.

The former Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) National Organiser and his wife Pushpa Rajapaksa left the country for the US on 11 January, following the defeat of elder brother Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Election.

He also resigned from the post of SLFP National Organiser on January 15 after accepting full responsibility for the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Election held on January 8.

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