Court orders Basil’s passport to be released

2019-12-02 at 16:32

Court today ordered to release of the passport of former Minister Basil Rajapaksa.

The order was issued Matara Chief Magistrate Isuru Neththikumara.

The Magistrate issued the directive following the consideration of a motion filed by Basil Rajapaksa seeking to travel overseas to receive medical treatment.

Rajapaksa was banned from travelling overseas over a case related to the misappropriation of Rs.60 million in state funds to purchase one and a half acres of a coconut plantation in Matara.

The case will be taken up for hearing once again on the 18th of March.