Basil Rajapaksa transferred to Cardiology Unit

Basil Rajapaksa transferred to Cardiology Unit

May 19, 2015   02:16 pm

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa, who was being treated at the National Hospital, has been transferred to the hospital’s Cardiology Unit, a source from the hospital said.

The former Minister has been transferred to the unit following a minor chest pain, the source added.   

Basil Rajapaksa, was further remanded till May 20 by the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court on May 7.  

Former Economic Development Ministry Secretary Dr. Nihal Jayatilaka, former Director General of the Divineguma Department, R.R.K. Ranawaka and Divi Neguma Regional Director Bandula Thilakasiri were remanded till 20 May as well.

Basil Rajapaksa and three other senior ministry officials were arrested by the police on April 22.

They were arrested on charges of misappropriation of funds in the Divi Neguma Department, which came under the purview of the Economic Development Minister.

Rajapaksa, who left the country for the US following the defeat of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the January Presidential Election, arrived here on April 21.