Ra­japakse aide de­tained:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Sri Lanka Mon­day de­tained a se­nior aide to for­mer strong­man pres­i­dent Mahinda Ra­japakse on al­le­ga­tions of fraud, the sec­ond of­fi­cial close to the ex-leader swept up in a blitz on cor­rup­tion.

Gamini Se­narath turned him­self in to au­thor­i­ties on Mon­day and will face court over al­le­ga­tions of fraud in­volv­ing the con­struc­tion of the Hy­att Ho­tel in Colombo.

Po­lice told a court last month that Se­narath was wanted in con­nec­tion with the dis­ap­pear­ance of $27 mil­lion in state

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