|Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been remanded by the Kaduwela Magistrate.|
|Rajapaksa, former Sri Lanka cricket board secretary Nishantha Ranatunga and three others were remanded till February 11. |
The owners and top management of the Carlton Sports Network (CSN) including Yoshitha Rajapaksa, Nishantha Ranatunga and Mahinda Rajapaksa’s spokesman Rohan Weliwita were arrested today by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) over alleged financial irregularities.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his wife and family members were present in court while a large crowd was seen outside.
Yoshitha Rajapaksa and the other accused were taken in the prison bus to the Welikada remand prison.
CSN was launched by Yoshitha Rajapaksa when Mahinda Rajapaksa was President and the network was given exclusive rights to cricket matches featuring Sri Lanka.
However when the new Government took office CSN lost those rights and was being investigated by the FCID.