Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa has been arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), a short while ago.
He was arrested after arriving at the FCID to give a statement in connection with a land issue in Matara. The former Minister is to be produced before court today (12).
Basil Rajapaksa was previously arrested by the FCID in April last year on alleged financial misappropriations in the Divi Neguma Department. Former Economic Development Ministry Secretary Dr. Nihal Jayatilaka and former Director General of the Divineguma Department, R.R.K. Ranawaka, were also arrested along with minister on the same charge. They were released on bail on June 15, 2015 while the case is still pending in the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court.