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Wimal arrested

23 October 2015 09:25 am - 63     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

National Freedom Front (NFF) leader MP Wimal Weerawansa was arrested by the CID a short while ago at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for possessing an invalid passport, police said.

He is to be produced in the Negombo Magistrate’s Court today.


  Comments - 63

  • Suda Friday, 23 October 2015 04:15 PM

    Had you were a judge we could see all your enemies behind bars

    Rohan Friday, 23 October 2015 04:17 PM

    He should be in jail long ago.

    Bala Friday, 23 October 2015 04:18 PM

    Get the ticket agent and see how he issued a ticket without checking the validity of passport and the diplomat at whatever embassy that gave him a Schengen Visa without checking passport.They are 25 percent to blame.

    Sapu Friday, 23 October 2015 04:21 PM

    Tell your Wimal to use the right passport first

    JA Nihal Peiris Friday, 23 October 2015 04:27 PM

    At last he got caught.he is Big Fish.there are Cunning Big Fish to be arrested Well done.Now the show has started Sdios via DM Android App

    Gayan Friday, 23 October 2015 04:26 PM

    Looking for exemption from law support Yahapalana national government

    usuf Saturday, 24 October 2015 02:31 PM

    We admire d impartiality & courage of d customs officers. Others should follow via DM Android App

    Fassey Friday, 23 October 2015 04:32 PM

    I thought he is a Saint the way he talks. Shame.

    T.Cooray Friday, 23 October 2015 04:33 PM

    He probably has many passports and forgot to pick up the valid one - what goes around comes around!!TMA

    Sunil Friday, 23 October 2015 04:45 PM

    Put him jail. Law should be equal to all

    seham Friday, 23 October 2015 04:52 PM

    your user name suites you well!

    Thiru Friday, 23 October 2015 05:01 PM

    This is a baberlAN act by Vimal

    yahapala Friday, 23 October 2015 05:13 PM

    Jayaveva!!! I hope yahapalanay is functioning now. Arrest his wife too. But don`t relese him after the inquary please.

    Yahapala Friday, 23 October 2015 05:14 PM

    News of the Century. God bless Sri Lanka.

    M.O.A.Careem Friday, 23 October 2015 05:33 PM

    good mouth piece but bad passport

    lakstan Saturday, 24 October 2015 08:07 AM

    Shall we call him as another kondayaa.Shame on you Mr.W.Wansa

    southpaw Friday, 23 October 2015 05:45 PM

    Or a Lucxury Patient at a Topnotch Hospital in Colombo

    vijay Friday, 23 October 2015 05:45 PM

    why dubai? the country where SL has court case/s freeze some sri lankans address

    ed Friday, 23 October 2015 05:50 PM

    You are right !!! He is a shit head who yaps about everything BUT does nothing and the ONLY expert on Corruption and gifting Houses to his kith and kin

    Ranjit Friday, 23 October 2015 05:52 PM

    While he is in remand, give him Lemon Puff

    murali Friday, 23 October 2015 05:59 PM

    Why? some higher authority has not come to escape him a usual in Sri Lanka.

    Anton Friday, 23 October 2015 06:03 PM

    One day he will travel with another woman and when caught he will say that he brought the wrong one as his legal wife! This is NATIONAL FREEDOM ala Wimal!

    Mason Friday, 23 October 2015 06:05 PM

    He is elected as a law maker to be in parliament. He make big noise. He now breaks the law.Will he be punished or pardoned ?

    Aloysius masie Friday, 23 October 2015 06:07 PM

    He was arrested on charges of possessing a fake passport violating the laws of the land. How can he be a political prisoner? I thank the govt. For taking positive steps to bring the culprits to book. There should be an end to this nonsense.

    Amschel Friday, 23 October 2015 06:24 PM

    He might need an librarian full time to keep an over view over all his passports, wifeys one, the fake birth certificates and other fake documents

    ANTON Friday, 23 October 2015 06:33 PM


    mnsmart Friday, 23 October 2015 06:36 PM

    to go on a hunger strike? with Lemon puff

    nimal Friday, 23 October 2015 07:11 PM

    That is your dream. wake up

    manju Friday, 23 October 2015 07:11 PM

    He should have been behind bars long time before, but the government is playing games with him and his spouse, so this is also to make the public crazy.

    TONY Friday, 23 October 2015 08:14 PM


    Perumal Friday, 23 October 2015 08:23 PM

    Wansa must have learnt all these tricks from his formerly powerful but currenly powerless boss

    hasha Friday, 23 October 2015 09:24 PM

    Lets call him Passport Wansa

    DS Friday, 23 October 2015 09:45 PM

    Before I lite a cracker to celebrate his arrest, he is released and allowed to travel on his forged passport. Thank you Ranil and the new government policy

    Ryan Friday, 23 October 2015 03:09 PM

    Now we have one political prisoner in this country

    Andare Friday, 23 October 2015 03:21 PM

    How did he function as a Minister when he is ignorant about the need for a valid travel document to travel abroad Luckily he was stopped at Katunayake else he would have been arrested and locked up at Dubai or Italian airport via DM Android App

    ANTON Friday, 23 October 2015 03:16 PM


    Saliya Friday, 23 October 2015 03:19 PM

    Best news. Welldone.

    Junga Saturday, 24 October 2015 11:46 AM

    This is a serious offence. Will he receive an appropriate hearing and sentence, this is a criminal matter. Srilanka desperately requires law and order and justice

    ram Friday, 23 October 2015 03:19 PM

    Now only I have some hope on sri lankan judiciary. put this idiot into the jail along with his spouse for life time as same punishment given to others.

    modaya Friday, 23 October 2015 03:20 PM

    These are the patriotic who mess up Sri Lanka. When the Govt. of the day try their best to reconcile the communities he goes for cheap politics.He must be no the way for Italy for a hair cut. Good to put him in the prison.

    Bala Friday, 23 October 2015 10:12 PM

    What is happening is that criminals who were protected by MR is getting exposed.

    azad Friday, 23 October 2015 03:21 PM

    The best news.

    Real Peace Friday, 23 October 2015 03:21 PM

    Well done immigration officers. Treat all criminals equally irrespective of their positions and this country will become a paradise!

    TONY Friday, 23 October 2015 03:24 PM


    Appu Friday, 23 October 2015 03:24 PM

    When in govt, it was like having their private passport factory. This is what comes of having too many passports!

    Vasa Friday, 23 October 2015 03:25 PM

    Let the rule of the law apply.

    smith Friday, 23 October 2015 03:26 PM

    when is the wife getting remanded, both can be together? why is there no action still on the wife is it a false complaint? what happen to other VVIP wife ID matter?

    TONY Friday, 23 October 2015 03:27 PM


    chux Friday, 23 October 2015 03:36 PM

    One who always mislead the country man .

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 23 October 2015 03:37 PM

    His EU visa is stamped on his old invalid passport. He say he has lost his renewed passport. He goes to immigration and collects another VIP passport within hours and returns to airport. Then he screams at immigration / CID using power and cowing down tactic famous for fellows with low intellect. This guy smells and is a racketeer for sure and needs to be dealt.

    Prasad Friday, 23 October 2015 03:44 PM

    cheap tactics. Sri Lankans in Italy can listen to him through youtube.

    Sincere Friday, 23 October 2015 11:16 PM

    Husband and wife both always having passport problems. Why?

    Thomas Ranger Friday, 23 October 2015 03:44 PM

    Exactly what the newspaper says, man.

    Mohamed Saturday, 24 October 2015 01:12 PM

    He complained to the Police at 5.30 am that he lost his passport, at 7.30 am he obtained a new Diplomatic passport and he went to the Air Port at 10.00 am1.what time the Passport office opens? 2. How did he obtain visa approvals

    KOLA KOTIYA Friday, 23 October 2015 03:48 PM


    Rider Friday, 23 October 2015 03:49 PM

    Who says this is suppression of dissent? Only MR would do such things!!

    Jayawardanae Friday, 23 October 2015 03:52 PM

    It runs in the family.Wife two passports wimale two passportsAll hybrid

    tharunaya Friday, 23 October 2015 03:58 PM

    best news of my life via DM Android App

    somon Friday, 23 October 2015 03:54 PM

    Not for long !

    tlogi Friday, 23 October 2015 03:57 PM

    He is to be charged for criminal activity; He reported that passport was lost and obtained a new but then tried to used the one he claimed lost.He is not a political prisoner.

    Fero Friday, 23 October 2015 03:57 PM

    Ok if the CID has to release him for false charges will the state pay damages? This is a litmus test for the much hyped good governance

    Dan Friday, 23 October 2015 04:08 PM

    Your seem to be a bigger idiot than WW to make such an idiotic comment about Sri Lankan judiciary..

    Boonda Friday, 23 October 2015 04:08 PM

    Oh no, give him some lemon puffs or else he will stop eating at all.

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