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Basil Rajapaksa further remanded

The Kaduwela Magistrate's (01) ordered to further remand former minister Basil Rajapaksa until August 08. 

Colombo High Court today fixed the bail application of former Minister Basil Rajapaksa for August 8. 

The AG today requested time to file objections, upon which the High Court gave a week's time for the case. 

 Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa on July 22 filed a revision application in Colombo High Court seeking bail over alleged misappropriation of Divineguma funds for the supply of GI pipes to local government authorities. 

 The bail application seeks the overturn of the decision by the Kaduwela Magistrate on July 18 not to grant him bail. Rajapaksa was arrested that day by the FCID and charged under the Public Properties Act.