Former Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa arrested by the FCID

TH19-BASIL_1522512fFormer Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa was arrested by the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) this morning.

He was arrested after he appeared before the FCID to make a statement.

Rajapaksa was arrested over a land issue in Matara and was produced before a Magistrate today.

The former Minister was arrested last year as well in connection to the ‘Divineguma’ financial fraud case but was later released on bail.

UPDATE: Former Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa was produced before the Matara Magistrate this evening and was released on bail. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. It will backfire on the government, if this arrest politically motivated. The truth is the final winner, but it takes its own time to come out. We have to wait and see, while the drama continues.


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