Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa who is accused of defrauding millions of rupees in Divi Neguma fund is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka today (21) at 1.35p.m.
ASP Ruwan Gunasekara speaking to Ceylon Today said the police would not arrest the former minister at the airport as no arrest warrant had been issued in his name.
"We have simply informed him to appear before the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) to record a statement", said the ASP.
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When summoned to the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), the former Director General of the Divi Neguma Department, R.R.K. Ranawaka, stated that Basil Rajapaksa had ordered him to spend Divi Neguma funds on his brother, Mahinda Rajapaksa's election campaign. Ranawaka had been summoned to the FCID over the misappropriation of public funds amounting to Rs 63 million. Thereafter the former minister was issued notice under Section 124 of Criminal Procedure Code on 26 March by the Kaduwela Magistrate's Court to appear before the FCID to record a statement.