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Sri Lanka top court extends travel ban on Mahinda and Basil Rajapaksa until Aug 4 -Ada Derana

FILE PHOTO: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa reacts during his swearing in ceremony as the new Prime Minister, at Kelaniya Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

(Fixes spelling of Derana in headline)

(Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has extended a travel ban imposed on former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother, ex-minister Basil Rajapaksa, until Aug. 4 as they were named respondents in a case filed over the economic crisis, Ada Derana news website reported on Monday.

On July 27, the court had extended the ban until Aug. 2.

(This story fixes spelling of Derana in headline)

(Reporting by Rachna Dhanrajani in Bengaluru, editing by Mark Heinrich)

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