ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s ruling party lawmaker Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s son Rakitha Rajapakshe who was arrested earlier today in connection with a traffic accident has been released on bail, police said.
The Colombo Magistrate Court released Rajapakshe on a bail of Rs 100,000, a spokesman said.
The accident had occurred in Rajagiriya last night, leaving the suspect and three others injured. Police said the four had been travelling in an SUV driven by Rajapakshe when it met with the accident around 11pm.
He was taken into custody today while receiving treatments at a private hospital, police said.
The suspects father MP Rajapakshe has been making headlines recently for allegedly receing a threatening phone call from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. (Colombo/Apr20/2021)