Basil Rajapaksa, brother of Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gotabaya Rajapaksa, will be sworn in as a Member of Parliament on July 6th, the Sri Lankan medias’ have reported.
Reports says that, after being appointed as a Member of Parliament, Basil Rajapaksa will be sworn in as the Cabinet Minister of Finance and Economic Development before President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on the same afternoon, government sources said.
Basil Rajapaksa will enter Parliament as a Member of Parliament for the National List of the People’s Front.
Prof. Ranjith Bandara, the Member of Parliament appointed by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna from National List is expected to resign to give the way to Basil Rajapaksa to enter the Parliament.
The Rajapaksa brothers face allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity for their role in the 2009 war.