Former President’s son Namal Rajapaksa arrested

namalFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Namal Rajapaksa was arrested by the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) today.

Namal Rajapaksa was asked to appear before the FCID today to make a statement over some missing funds.

He was questioned over the misappropriation of funds amounting to Rs. 70 million.

He was later arrested and taken to be produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate. The Parliamentarian was remanded till July 18 by the Magistrate.

The joint opposition has raised concerns over the arrest saying some Government members were aware he was to be arrested and had even spoken publicly about it.

Earlier this year Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second son Yoshitha Rajapaksa was also arrested over money laundering allegations.

Yoshitha Rajapaksa was arrested in January together with officials who had worked with him at a private television network but was later released in March. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. One step forward in politics for Namal. Politicians who are imprisoned qualify as “A COMPLETE POLITICIAN”, history has shown us. Namla has faced this challenge (presently only an accused) has proven himself. But SHAME on our Muslim Politicians, especially from the North who is in the same boat as Namal, without facing the “LAW/FCID/Presidents Commission on Corruption” and EVADING the LAW with false excuses more than 10 times using political clout with the Government which they are enjoying selling the Muslim Votes “Lock-Stock-and-barrel”, it is a shame. The “Muslim Samudaayam” should retaliate in the proper manner, Insha Allah. This is why “THE MUSLIM VOICE” is crying/praying that A New Political Force arising from within the Muslim Community, especially from among the Youth should “politically” reprimand these deceptive, dishonest and unscrupulous Muslim politician in any of the forthcoming elections, Insha Allah .These hypocritical politicians should be got rid of from our innocent community soon, Insha Allah.
    Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – The Muslim Voice.

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