Case filed against Basil Rajapaksa and four others over “roofing sheets”

Case filed against Basil Rajapaksa and four others over “roofing sheets”

Case filed against Basil Rajapaksa and four others over “roofing sheets”

Written by Tharushan Fernando

15 Jul, 2016 | 2:48 pm

A case was filed in the Colombo High Court on Friday against four individuals including former minister Basil Rajapaksa. The charges stem from the distribution of roofing sheets to Divineguma relief recipients during the period of the presidential election.

The case was filed by the Attorney General.

The other respondents include the former ecretary of the Ministry of Economic Development Dr Nihal Jayatilaka, former director general of the Divineguma Department Kithsiri Ranawaka, and former deputy Director Bandula Thilakasiri.

The charges include the criminal misappropriation of  Rs.33 million, and aiding and abetting of the same.The charge sheets were handed over to the respondents on Friday.

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