Basil and Ranawaka discharged from 2015 misappropriation case
The Colombo High Court today (15) discharged Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa and former Director-General of Divi Neguma, Kithsiri Ranawaka from the 2015 misappropriation case.
A case had been filed against Rajapaksa and Ranawaka, for allegedly misappropriating Rs. 36.5 million from the Divi Neguma fund to purchase and distribute GI pipes, in the run up to the 2015 Presidential Election.
The Attorney General withdrew the indictments filed against both suspects when the case was taken up in Court today, after which judge Namal Balalle ordered the release of Rajapks and Ranawaka.