The Colombo High Court has granted bail to former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
Rajapaksa had filed a petition in the High Court seeking bail after he was remanded by the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court.
His lawyer U.R. De Silva said that the bail order will be transferred to the Kaduwela Magistrate Court and Rajapakse will be formally released tomorrow.
Rajapaksa was in remand after he was arrested in connection to the ‘Divineguma’ financial fraud case.
Three others who were arrested together with Rajapaksa in the case were also granted bail. (Colombo Gazette)