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Former Lankan president's brother hospitalized following remand

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 13:40 IST

Colombo, July 20 (ANI): Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's brother and former Economic Development Minister, Basil Rajapaksa arrested for financial misappropriation has been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital (CNH).

A spokesperson of the National Hospital said Basil Rajapaksa was transferred from the Prison Hospital yesterday, reports the Colombo Page.

The former minister was arrested Monday by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) when he appeared before the unit to record a statement after he was questioned by the officers.

The Kaduwela Magistrate's Court on Monday remanded the former minister and former Director of the Divi Neguma Department Kithsiri Ranawaka till August 01.

He was arrested on charges of misappropriating millions of rupees of the Divi Neguma funds which came under his ministry during the previous government. (ANI)