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MP Namal Rajapaksa arrested

The Financial Crimes Division (FCID) of the Police arrested United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa a short while ago.

He was arrested on charges of financial fraud; for using monies amounting to Rs. 70 million given by Indian real estate company Krrish Group to sponsor a rugby fixture, for personal use.

He was summoned before the FCID to record a statement earlier this morning.

He is to be produced at the Slave Island Magistrate's Court today.