Yoshitha Rajapaksa reinstated to Navy

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been reinstated as a Lieutenant of the Sri Lanka Navy.

The Navy Commander has signed the order issued by the President to reinstate Yoshitha Rajapaksa with effect from February 28, 2016, the Navy Spokesperson said.

Sri Lanka Navy had suspended Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa from the exercise of naval service on the 28th of February 2016, as directed by the Ministry of Defence.

The Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) had requested the Defence Ministry to suspend Rajapaksa in order to keep its investigations on the financial irregularities at the Carlton Sports Network (CSN) independent. Rajapaksa was arrested on the 30th of January 2016 by the FCID and later released on bail on the June 16th of the same year.