Sri Lanka's former finance minister Basil Rajapaksa hospitalised: Report
- Sri Lanka
Basil, 71, is the youngest brother of President Rajapaksa and former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
However, it is yet known why he was hospitalized, the Daily Mirror, an online newspaper reported.
Widely regarded as the intellectual pillar of the Rajapaksa family, Basil was the finance minister of Sri Lanka until April 4 when he was sacked by President Gotabaya as the country's economic crisis worsened.
He was accused of being partially responsible for the economic crisis in the country.
Sri Lanka, which is currently facing its worst economic crisis since independence from Britain in 1948, is trying to strike a bailout deal with the IMF.
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