Feb 26, 2020

Basil’s Divineguma case to be heard in August

The hearing of the case filed against Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa on charges of misappropriating public funds, will commence on the 6th of August.

Colombo High Court Judge Dhammika Ganepola today decided to hear the case in August following preliminary submissions.

The Attorney General filed the case filed against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and the former Director General of the Divineguma Department Kithsiri Ranawaka over financial misappropriation reported at the Divineguma Department during the tenure of the previous United People’s Freedom Alliance-led government.

The duo has been charged over the misappropriation of Rs.36.5 million belonging to the Divineguma Department for the 2015 Presidential Election propaganda activities.