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Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brother arrested, son bailed

Namal Rajapaksa

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s eldest son was on Monday granted bail but was banned to travel abroad by a court here over allegedly accepting USD 500,000 from an Indian firm in connection with a multi-million dollar real-estate project in the heart of Colombo. Basil Rajapaksa the younger brother of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa was arrested today (18) by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) over allegations of wrongdoing in the Divinaguma or the livelihoods fund which he administered under his elder brother’s presidency. At almost the same time as the arrest the former presidents eldest son…

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