The Attorney General today (6th) withdrew an indictment filed in Colombo High Court against three persons including former Minister Basil Rajapaksa for the misappropriation of Divi Neguma funds, amounting Rs. 29 million.
Accordingly, High Court Judge Mrs. Pathmini N. Ranawaka released former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa and former Directo General of ‘Samurdhi fund Kithsiri Ranawaka.
Also the travel ban imposed on Basil Rajapaksa was lifted. As such Mr. Basil Rajapaksa would be able to go to US for a period of three months to get medical treatment.
The state counsel said the indictment filed had technical errors but would file a case against the accused.
They had been indicted for misappropriating Divi Neguma funds, amounting Rs. 29 million, to print 5 million almanacs during the presidential election.