Basil Rajapaksa returns

Founder and National Organiser of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna former Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa has returned to the country.

Basil Rajapaksa arrived at the Katunayake International Airport a short while ago.

A large number of SLPP members including Parliamentarians were at the BIA this morning to welcome the former Minister.

Political sources say that Basil Rajapaksa, who spent more than one month in the United States, will resume his political activities after returning to Sri Lanka.

Basil Rajapaksa is credited for the landslide victory secured by the SLPP during the last Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.

The SLPP is unofficially spilt into several groups at present and Rajapaksa could well play a part in reuniting the party which holds the majority in Parliament.