Former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa and former Finance Secretary S.R. Attygalle have given an undertaking to the Supreme Court to remain in Sri Lanka till tomorrow (15th July).
A motion had been filed in the Supreme Court seeking an overseas travel ban on former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa and former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Ajith Nivard Cabraal.
The fundamental rights petition was filed by a group including former Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Chandra Jayaratne, former Sri Lanka swimming champion Julian Bolling, Jehan Kanagaratna and Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL).
Former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa was prevented from leaving Sri Lanka this morning following protests by passengers and officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
Rajapaksa attempted to leave via the ‘Silk Route’ lounge at the BIA but was spotted by some passengers.
Videos circulating on social media showed the passengers raising objections and demanding that the former Finance Minister not be allowed to leave.