Shashi's Case for further trial on Apr 23

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When the trial of two cases filed against Shashi Weerawansa for holding diplomatic and general passports illegally, were taken up before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court yesterday, the eleventh witness of the case, former Commissioner of the Department for Registration of Persons Jagath Wijeweera informed Court that he gave special instructions to approve Shashi Weerawansa’s application based on trust, regardless of necessary documents being not furnished.

He told the Court that former Minister Wimal Weerawansa had personally contacted him and said that Shashi Weerawansa had lost all her documents when they shifted to their new residence in Colombo 07 and she has to obtain a new ID immediately.

Mr. Wijeweera also said that he had issued a special written statement to the approval section of the Department, noting that Shashi Weerawansa had lost all her relevant documents and she would submit them later.

Accordingly, Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara fixed the two cases for further trial on April 23.

Shashi Weerawansa was arrested in February, 2015 over the charge of obtaining diplomatic and general passport illegally. She had allegedly submitted birth certificates with forged names and dates of birth to obtain those passports. She is currently out on bail.

President’s Counsel Anil Silva appeared for the Defence and Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) Dileepa Peiris along with the CID officers, prosecuted. (Yoshitha Perera)

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  • Justica USA Wednesday, 28 February 2018 08:13 AM

    Wonder how the owner of a mere communication joint have the means to hire a PRESIDENTS COUNSEL...dont they charg like 500 thousand per appearance?Department of Inland Revenue should persue the husband n wife duo. Also invedtigate the murder that happened in their house, where a young boy from the neighborhood who was friends with their daughter was MURDERED n a case of accudental death was recorded. This is like the thajudeen case...

    Bala Wednesday, 28 February 2018 08:30 AM

    This type of public servant should not only be sacked but put behind bars. They are there to ensure correct procedures are followed not to circumvent them.

    PC Wednesday, 28 February 2018 08:33 AM

    These people should be in jail!

    dulan Wednesday, 28 February 2018 08:33 AM

    At this speed she will 70 or dead by the time this case is over. Great legal system we have ,I am trying to divorce since 1995!

    wilkie Wednesday, 28 February 2018 08:57 AM

    I asked my wife what she wants for X,mas. She said a divorce. It took only 2 yrs. I am free now.

    Sofia Wednesday, 28 February 2018 08:35 AM

    Hope the Magistrate will bring this to the notice of the Public Service Commission to take action on the Commissioner for direlection of duty in not following accepted procedure for issue of NICs. These are very serious lapses and crimes and if the Law for weerawansa's is one and another for you and me, there is no Law then. On a simple phone call all becomes so easy.

    AshyD Wednesday, 28 February 2018 09:21 AM

    It is not the Commissioner's private fiefdom to issue IDs waiving the required documents. Did he get an Affidavit laying down the causes for the loss of the necessary documentation? The Public Service Commission should be immediately informed by the Court, and an inquiry held into this fiasco and until then all remuneration or pensions withheld to the Commissioner until the final determination of the inquiry. If he is foun guilty of "Abuse of power, dereliction of duty, corruption, bribery in kind, etc, he should be brought before the law. The Commission to Inquire into Bribery

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 28 February 2018 08:56 AM

    What a liar this sashi is . No wonder wife of vimal .

    maheshi Wednesday, 28 February 2018 09:04 AM

    the person who should be arrested. she tried to use her husband's privileges

    Jaliya Wednesday, 28 February 2018 09:54 AM

    Also arrest Shashi Weerawansa for illegally receiving a passport and using it for travel purposes. This is a serious crime that require severe financial punishment and incarceration.

    KOLA KOTIYA Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:00 AM

    WHY NEXT HEARING APRIL 23RD. MARCH HOLIDAYS FOR COUTRS

    gopi Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:05 AM

    all original documents lost. All fake ID's, Passport and BC available

    Ceylon Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:28 AM

    Such a crime commited but still she is not even remanded.while have passport taking diplomatic passport illegaly has misterious reasons.how weeraeansa became billionaire without work?.without any business?.confiscate his three story luxury home.these are kudu money.

    Sally Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:54 AM

    This country is a bunch of lunatics sworn and elected by lunatics. Policies and orders, too ruled by lunatics.

    sundar Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:27 AM

    this is the wife of the person who just yesterday was asking the PM to resign

    perera Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:28 AM

    Dear Citizens,Please stock adequate quantities of Lemon Puff. There is going to be a shortage very soon.

    Ranjithd Wednesday, 28 February 2018 12:50 PM

    Jagath Wijeweera is the biggest culprit here. He should be examined for bribery. How can this country go forward with crooks like Jagath ?

    Raz Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:11 PM

    With all allegations WW still sport the best beard in the Parliament. His interviews are rubbish but worth looking at his beard via DM Android App

    Premalal Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:17 PM

    What did you use to buy your new residence in Colombo 7? Did you or your wife also have a grandma with a bag full of diamonds? And if so whom did you sell those diamonds to?

    Sincere Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:33 PM

    How come? Her vociferous husband never told us anything about a passport case!

    Redaer Thursday, 01 March 2018 10:59 AM

    Why such non complicated case not concluded soon but dragged on and on. Show the public a result to appreciate.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:06 AM

    Ranil is still protecting Weerawansa and his wife. Nothing will happen to both of them until RW being the PM.

    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:11 AM

    Don't worry Shashi, Ranil mama will save you.

    Dhammika Thursday, 01 March 2018 01:40 PM

    Shashi is not her real name and her husband WW his real name is not Wimal . These 2 are playing hide and seek with the weak legal system of this country .


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