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Rajapaksa's top aide remanded in misappropriation case

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's chief of staff Gamini Senarath was today remanded till Wednesday by a here after he surrendered before it following corruption allegations.

Gamini Senarath was remanded till November 15 by the Colombo Fort magistrate's

Senarath and two others had surrendered to the to face accusations of misappropriation of public funds in the contract to build the Hyatt Regency Hotel here.

In September, Rajapaksa's top civil servant Lalith Weeratunga was sentenced to three years in jail for misappropriation of public funds.

Since Rajapaksa's defeat in 2015 elections, members of his family and top aides have faced graft charges. Some of them have been arrested and released on bail pending court proceedings.

Rajapaksa's supporters deny wrongdoings and describe all charges as politically motivated.

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 18:22 IST