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Monday, 18 July 2016 - 11:52
Basil Rajapaksa Arrested By FCID
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Former minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa was arrested this morning when he reported to the FCID to record a statement.

The former minister was required to give a statement in connection with misappropriations committed in providing flag poles to Pradeshiya Sabhas in 2015.

However Basil Rajapaksa will be produced before Kaduwela Magistrate today.

Meanwhile the former minister was served indictments on June 15th for five allegations including the malicious use of 33 million rupees at the advantage of Divi Neguma beneficiaries.

In addition, the FCID is investigating Rajapaksa for purchasing 16 acres of land at 64 million rupees and a house worth of 120 million rupees in Malwaana.

At the same time, another investigation is being carried out against him for purchasing a land in Matara.

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