Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, remanded on charges of buying GI pipes spending Rs. 36300000 from public funds to use them for election campaign during presidential election and later distribute among local government councils, was taken before Kaduwela Magistrates Court today (1st) and was re-remanded till the 8th.
Meanwhile, Colombo High Court Judge M.C.B.S. Morais has ordered that the appeal application forwarded by Mr. Basil Rajapaksa would be heard on the 8th. He has ordered Attorney General to file objections, if there are any, before the 5th.
Mr. Basil Rajapaksa has been admitted to a paying ward in Colombo National Hospital. He became ill as soon as he was remanded.