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Basil remanded for two more days

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Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and three others who had been remanded for questioning over the misuse of Divi Neguma funds were further remanded two more days.

MP Rajapaksa, Former Secretary to the Economic Development Ministry Dr. Nihal Jayathilake and former Director General of Divi Naguma Project R.A.A.K. Ranawaka were remanded again by the Kaduwela Magistrate till My 07.

Rajapaksa was arrested on April 22 by police Financial Crimes Investigations Division, when he came to record a statement in connection with financial fraud in the Divi Naguma Department. They were initially remanded until May 5. The fourth suspect; another official of the Divi Naguma Department was also arrested on April 23.

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