COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s resistance lawmaker Namal Rajapaksa, the oldest child of Sri Lanka’s previous pioneer Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Thursday said he was not permitted to enter the United States in spite of having a substantial visa.
Namal, who was in Russia to screen the presidential decision, was to travel to Houston from Moscow late on Wednesday.
“When I went to register with the flight in Moscow, I was informed that U.S. Home Office (State Department) had educated not to enable me to enter the U.S.. No reason was given,” Namal told Reuters by means of telephone. He said he had a substantial various section visa for the United States.
“There was no movement prohibition on me and I was to go to my close relative’s memorial service. The U.S. has the privilege to deny my entrance, yet they could have educated me before,” he said.
A representative at the U.S. Government office in Sri Lanka said the U.S. law restricts the nation’s authorities from talking about individual visa cases.
Junior Rajapaksa’s international ID was appropriated as a major aspect of a test into an affirmed illegal tax avoidance, state media has revealed.
However, he was allowed authorization to movement abroad for a time of two months by the Colombo Chief Magistrate on Feb. 22 to movement Russia and Nepal for two months from Feb. 26 to go to workshops sorted out by Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Namal is confronting fights in court incorporating misappropriation of assets in a flat task and is on safeguard in the wake of being captured in July 2016. He was addressed by budgetary police researching a $650-million top of the line venture in the capital Colombo.
He had denied any bad behavior and said the legislature was on a witchhunt against its political opponents as opposed to conveying on its guarantee of good administration.
Since he cleared to control in January 2015, President Maithripala Sirisena has propelled a progression of examinations concerning bargains that were cleared by his antecedent Rajapaksa and his relatives, some of whom were in the bureau.