( January 12, 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's brother and Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has flown overseas early morning , yestreday.

Basil together with his wife Pushpa Rajapaksa has left the country to Dubai on Emirates flight EK 349 at 2.55 a.m. Sunday, January 11, 2015.

Basil is to now return to his residence in Los Angeles since he and his family are citizens of the US.

Opposition sources told The Colombo Post that Rajapaksa will return to Sri Lanka before Parliament resumes sittings on Jan. 19 this year.



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