The Colombo High Court indicted yesterday former Minister of Economic Development in Mahinda Rajapaksa government Basil Rajapaksa and Nihal Jayathilaka, Bandula Thilakasiri, Kithsiri Ranawaka for the offence of misappropriating a sum of Rs 33 million from the Divi Neguma Development Fund.
When the case was heard yesterday (19) before High Court Judge N.V. Karunathilaka the suspects Basil Rajapaksa, Nihal Jayathilaka, Bandula Thilakasiri and imprisoned suspect Kithsiri Ranawaka were in Court. The indictments filed against them by the Attorney General were read out and handed over to them.
The suspects pleaded not guilty of the charges filed against them by the AG. The case was put off for 15th March, 2017.