Basil Rajapaksa's Fundamental Rights Petition To Be Heard On October 22

The Supreme Court decided to consider the Fundamental Rights petition filed by former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa on October 22.
A three member bench headed by Chief Justice K. Sripavan announced this decision a short while ago. The other members of the bench were Justice Rohini Marasinghe and Justice Priyasath Dep.
Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa filed a Fundamental Rights petition with the Supreme Court, seeking an interim order directing the Kaduwela Magistrate to release him from remand custody.
In this FR petition, Rajapaksa cited 45 persons including the ministers of cabinet, police chief N.K. Ilangakoon and the Attorney General as respondents.
He further sought a declaration that all steps taken in consequence of gazette No.1901/20 dated 13.2.2015 on the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) were null and void and had no force or effect in law.
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