Roofing sheet case against Basil Further trial fixed for Nov 1, 15 and 26

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 By T. Farook Thajudeen   

The Colombo High Court yesterday fixed further trial for November 1st , 15th and 26th to testify the prosecution witnesses in the case filed against former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and three others for allegedly misappropriating Rs.291 million of funds belonging to the Divi Neguma Department while distributing roofing sheets among the Divi Neguma beneficiaries, during the last Presidential Election.  

The Attorney General indicted former Minister Basil Rajapaksa, former Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Development Dr. Nihal Jayasinghe, former Director General of the Divi Neguma Department Kithsiri Ranawaka and former Deputy Director General of Divi Neguma Department Bandula Tillekasiri in the Colombo High Court for allegedly distributing roofing sheets estimated at Rs.291 million during the 2015 presidential election.   

The distribution of the roofing sheets among the Samurdhi beneficiaries is alleged to have been an inducement to vote for the Presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa at the election.