Former Presidents son Namal Rajapaksa arrested

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Namal Rajapaksa was arrested by the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) today.Namal Rajapaksa was asked to appear before the FCID today to make a statement over some missing funds. Yoshitha Rajapaksa was arrested in January together with officials who had worked with him at a private television network but was later released in March. (Colombo Gazette) He was later arrested and taken to be produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate. The Parliamentarian was remanded till July 18 by the Magistrate. He was questioned over the misappropriation of funds amounting to Rs. 70 million. The joint opposition has raised concerns over the arrest saying some Government members were aware he was to be arrested and had even spoken publicly about it.Earlier this year Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second son Yoshitha Rajapaksa was also arrested over money laundering allegations. read more