Basil discharged in case on misappropriation of funds

Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa has been discharged from the case on the misappropriation of funds.

Rajapaksa and the former Director General of Divi Neguma, Kithsiri Ranawaka, were discharged from the 2015 case.

The Attorney General had informed the court that the charges against the Minister has been dropped.

Basil Rajapaksa was accused of misappropriating Rs.29.4 million funds belonging to the Divi Neguma Department for the Presidential Elections in 2015.

Rajapaksa and three others were charged of using the funds from the Divi Neguma Department to print five million almanacs with the image of then President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Basil Rajapaksa was accused of attempting to distribute the almanacs with a view of influencing citizens to vote for then Presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Basil Rajapaksa was charged for bribery under Section 79 of the Presidential Election Act No. 15 of 1981 and misappropriation under the Public Property Act No. 12 of 1982 by the Attorney General. (Colombo Gazette)

8 COMMENTS

    • Gabriella, you emailed me that I make grammar and spelling mistakes, because I have mental issues. Get a good look at your own writings. I am doing extremely well, considering Australian Government’s isolation tactics with the help of South Asians. You are shameless western or South Asia puppet. I am very confident, the dragon will deal with you in due time.

  1. A proud moment for Sout Asian leadership, western countries, and democracy.

    Corrupt Indian leaders would be proud of their fellow South Asian leaders and the west would be proud of their corrupt democratic countries, especially the Americans would be very proud of their fellow citizens who are committing fraud around the world.

    I really do not know why the dragon is entertaining Basil Rajapaksa. If Basil has China’s citizenship; by now, the Five Eyes or India would have assassinated him.

      • Dear Gabriella, Sunil or you write this kind of comment. I don’t believe that corruption only deep rooted in a particular person or family or party. I believe that corruption deep rooted everywhere in South Asia.

  2. Not only few politicians are corrupt. I always said that corruption has been embedded in South Asian leadership. This will not change in South Asia.

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