The Supreme Court has decided to extend the inte ational travel ban imposed on Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa and Mr. Basil Rajapaksa until September 5.
This order was issued this afte oon (10) by a five-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya preventing the group from leaving the country without the permission of the court.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa, former Gove ors of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Ajith Nivard Cabral, WD Laxman and former Treasury Secretary SR Artigala had filed a petition requesting an order to impose an inte ational travel ban.
In the petition filed by several parties, including the former president of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Chandra Jayaratne, it was stated that the group is responsible for the current financial crisis in the country.