A serious suspicion has surfaced regarding the request made from Colombo High Court today (22nd) by Mr. Basil Rajapaksa to visit the USA from 10th December to 2nd March, 2017 to get medical attention say reports.
High Court has requested the Attorney General to file in the 25th any objections if there are any.
At a time when investigations are being carried out against him in connection with large scale frauds that were committed when he was the Minister of Economic Affairs requesting to go abroad and be away for four months is questionable.
Despite the majority of the joint opposition members opposing forming a new party, Mr. Basil Rajapaksa formed a political party headed by Prof. G.L. Peiris. It is suspected that Mr. Basil Rajapaksa is leaving the country unable to confront the opposition from the JO.
Recently, when journalists asked about leadership of the party, retired President Mahinda Rajapaksa, roughly said ‘Basil is not a leader’.