Basil Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court allows economic crisis case against Rajapaksa clan

The permission came a day after the UN Human Rights Council incorporated Sri Lanka's economic crimes and corruption in its resolution calling for accountability for alleged rights abuses.

published on : 7th October 2022

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court extends overseas travel ban on Mahinda and Basil Rajapaksa till Sept 5

Rajapaksa has been issued a new visa by Singapore, extending his stay in the country till August 11.

published on : 10th August 2022

Sri Lankan Supreme Court extends overseas travel ban on Mahinda and Basil Rajapaksa till August 11

Earlier, on August 1, the country's apex court had extended until August 4 the overseas travel ban on Rajapaksa and his younger brother.

published on : 4th August 2022

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court extends overseas travel ban on Rajapaksa brothers till Aug 2

Earlier this month, Basil was prevented from leaving Sri Lanka following protests from passengers and officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport here in Colombo.

published on : 27th July 2022

India rejected Gotabaya Rajapaksa's request for a safe getaway?

Lankan President Rajapaksa, who is expected to honour his promise to resign on July 13, was looking at taking a Sri Lankan Air Force AN 32 or a commercial flight to land in India.

published on : 13th July 2022

Petition filed in Supreme Court seeking travel restriction on former ministers of Rajapaksa regime

The petitioners also sought an order to take legal action against those responsible for financial irregularities and mismanagement of the Lankan economy.

published on : 12th July 2022

Standoff with airport immigration staff: Gotabaya and brother Basil miss flights to safety abroad

Immigration officers refused to go to the VIP suite to stamp Gotabaya Rajapaksa's passport, while he insisted he would not go through public facilities fearing reprisals from other airport users.

published on : 12th July 2022

Sri Lankan economic crisis: Ex-finance minister Basil Rajapaksa quits amid protest

Basil denied that the economic crisis was not his making and the country should have gone to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout much earlier.

published on : 9th June 2022

Sri Lankan delegation heads to US to seek USD 4 billion bailout package from IMF

The delegation led by newly-appointed finance minister Ali Sabry will hold talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) between April 19 and April 24.

published on : 17th April 2022

Ali Sabry returns as Sri Lanka's Finance Minister as Opposition to move no-confidence motion against Rajapaksa government

Former Justice Minister Sabry told Parliament on Friday that he had resigned from the post to give way for someone more suitable to accept the post.

published on : 8th April 2022

Jaishankar meets Sri Lankan Finance Minister; discusses economic situation, India's support

Jaishankar's visit is taking place at a time when the public outrage over the Lankan government's inefficiency in handling the crisis has come out in the open.

published on : 28th March 2022

SBI to provide USD 1 billion credit line to Sri Lanka for procurement of food, other essentials 

The ministry in a tweet said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa.

published on : 17th March 2022

Sri Lankan Finance Minister calls on PM Modi

It said Modi and Rajapaksa discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to the bilateral ties, including in the areas of agriculture, renewable energy, tourism and fisheries.

published on : 16th March 2022

Sri Lanka reaches out to IMF for help as FM Rajapaksa departs for New Delhi to sign fresh bailout package with India 

On Tuesday, Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa gave the nod to seek assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

published on : 15th March 2022

Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa to visit India this month 

This announcement came after Rajapaksa spoke over the telephone with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday.

published on : 8th March 2022