Sri Lanka former Economic Minister Basil Rajapaksa arrested

COLOMBO (EconomyNext) – Sri Lanka’s former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, brother of ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been arrested following several hours of questioning, the state information office said.

Former Secretary of the Economic Development Ministry Nihal Jayatilake and the Director General of the Divineguma Department has also been arrested.

Rajapaksa, who is still an elected legislators returned the country on Tuesday.

The financial crimes unit of Sri Lanka’s police were probing the mis-use of funds at the Economic Development Ministry and arrest warrant had already been issued against him.

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