Sri Lankan police arrest former president's brother over alleged misuse of state funds

April 22, 2015 3:05 PM

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka police have arrested former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's brother over alleged misappropriation of state funds.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the brother, former Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa, was taken before a judge after being arrested Wednesday. He was accused of financial irregularities in a poverty alleviation program run by his former ministry. Two other senior ministry officials w...

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