Basil allowed to leave the country


Former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa has been allowed to leave the country for a four-month period.
The former minister was previously blocked at the airport by immigration officers at the airport previously.

Basil Rajapaksa’s lawyers said Basil Rajapaksha needs to go to the USA for medical treatment.

Supreme Court five-judge-bench headed by Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya allowed the request.

The former Minister Basil Rajapaksa will have to return to Sri Lanka after January 15th next year.
Basil Rajapaksha and Mahinda Rajapaksha are implicated In a fundamental rights petition for financial irregularities and mismanagement of the Sri Lankan economy.


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