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Basil Rajapaksa granted bail

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa, who was arrested and remanded on charges of misappropriation of state funds, has been granted bail by the Colombo High Court.

The decision was made when the case was taken up for hearing this morning (08).Rajapaksa was brought to the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court, a short while ago, reporter said.

He was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) on July 18 regarding the alleged supply of building materials to district councils when he was the minister of Economic Development. Rajapaksa was admitted to the Merchants Ward of the National Hospital in Colombo with the permission of the prison doctor on July 19.