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Update: Mahinda goes to Walikada to visit Yoshitha
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Special protection is provided to the Colombo Remand prison where Yoshitha Rajapaksa is currently in remand custody to prevent outsiders entering the Prison premises.

The Prisons Department says that Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the second son of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was remanded along with 3 others arrested are detained in a separate cell.

Prisons Commissioner General H N C Danasingha stated that Kaveesha Dissanayaka who was also arrested along with them has however been admitted to the Prisons Hospital.

Yoshitha Rajapaksa and 4 others were ordered by the Kaduwela’s Magistrate’s Court to be remanded till the 11th of next month.

Kaduwela Chief Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala gave out this order after the FCID arrested the accused and produced them before Courts.

Yoshitha Rajapaksa was arrested over the use of State Assets for the promotion of the CSN channel and using undeclared funds for the commencement of the channel.

Meanwhile CSN chairman Rohan Weliwita, former CEO Nishantha Ranatunga and 2 other individuals were also arrested in connection with the case.

Prisons commissioner general H NC Danasingha stated that Yoshitha Rajapakse and the others are detained in one cell.


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Ex-Pres says Son Yoshitha was arrested for false accusations

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son, Yoshitha Rajapaksa and 4 others were ordered by the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court to be remanded till the 11th of next month.

Kaduwela Chief Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala gave out this order after the FCID arrested the accused and produced them before Courts.

Yoshitha Rajapaksa was arrested over the use of State Assets for the promotion of the CSN channel and using undeclared funds for the commencement of the channel.

Meanwhile CSN chairman Rohan Weliwita, former CEO Nishantha Ranatunga and 2 other individuals have also been arrested by the FCID in connection with the case.

Former president Mahinda Rajapake, Shiranthi Rajapakse, Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse, Basil Rajapaksa and MP Namal Rajapakse were present at the court premises.

MP’s Johnston Fernand, Rohitha Abeygunawardana, D V Chanaka and Lohan Ratwatte were also present.

The former President, MP Mahinda Rajapaksha stated his opinion on arresting his son to the Media at Kaduwela court premises.

The MP stated that Yoshitha Rajapaksha has been seized not on any strong base but with false accusations.

Ex-President also noted that arresting his son is a clear demonstration of anti-Rajapaksha clan's desire to take revenge from him.

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