Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa has filed a lawsuit with the Colombo District Court against the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID).

The lawsuit was filed against his arrest in July over allegations of obtaining funds from a private company for the development of rugby in Sri Lanka.

The petition had reportedly stated that there was no legal basis for the FCID to arrest Rajapaksa over this allegation. Rajapaksa has also demanded Rs.100 million as compensation for defaming him.