Court refuses to free Basil on bail

basil_rajapaksa____1_The Kaduwela Magistrate today refused to free former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa on bail and further remanded him.

Rajapaksa had submitted an application through his lawyers seeking bail. However when he was presented in court today the application was rejected and he was further remanded.

Rajapaksa was arrested and jailed over alleged fraud committed when he was the Economic Development Minister. (Colombo Gazette)