Travel ban on Basil Rajapaksa temporarily lifted

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The Supreme Court today (2) granted approval for Former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa to travel overseas.

Accordingly, the travel ban imposed on the former Minister has been temporarily lifted till 15 January 2023.

The Supreme Court had previously extended the international travel ban imposed on Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Minister Basil Rajapaksa till 2 September.

Several factions had filed a petition seeking an order to impose an international travel ban on a group of 39 individuals including the duo, claiming the group was responsible for the financial crisis in the country.