Basil Rajapaksa & 03 others acquitted and released

Basil Rajapaksa & 03 others acquitted and released

Basil Rajapaksa & 03 others acquitted and released

Written by Zulfick Farzan

30 Nov, 2020 | 10:42 am

Colombo (News 1st);  Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and 3 others were acquitted and released by the Colombo High Court in the case filed over the misappropriation of public funds to distribute roofing sheets during the run up to the 2015 Presidential Election.

The Attorney General filed the case against Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, Former Ministry Secretary Dr. Nihal Jayathilake, Former Director-General of the Divineguma Development Department Kithsiri Ranawaka, and the Former Deputy Director-General of the Divineguma Development Department Bandula Thilakasiri for committing offenses punishable under the public property act under 05 separate indictments for the criminal misappropriation of Rs. 2991 million from the Divineguma Development Department, for the distribution of steel roofing sheets to Divineguma beneficiaries during the run-up to the 2015 Presidential Election.

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