Video: Wimal’s passport released, hearing fixed for May

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Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s passport was granted conditional release by the Negombo Magistrate today. No travel restriction was imposed by the Magistrate on the MP and the hearing was fixed for May 3, next year.

He was arrested by the CID on Friday at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) over an issue regarding his passport and was produced in the Negombo Magistrate’s Court.

The Magistrate earlier released MP Weerawansa on a Rs. 10,000 cash bail and two sureties of one million rupees each. (Manopriya Gunasekera)
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  • BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 28 October 2015 12:59 PM

    Will this same magistrate provide this same verdict if I or any other simple Simon committed this fraud? Come-on judiciary, you are quick to remand a British Lady who had a tattoo of Lord Buddha on her hand, but an immigration and passport fraud is a very low keyed criminal act.

    Mala Jones Wednesday, 28 October 2015 02:18 PM

    with a stop over at Dubai. Ofcourse, not to the Bank.

    Krishnakumar Wednesday, 28 October 2015 02:32 PM

    This low will apply for all Sri Lankan to have two passport?

    NEXT YEAR Wednesday, 28 October 2015 02:39 PM

    Why such a long period for the next hearing ? Waiting for the present one to get lost.

    DILAN Wednesday, 28 October 2015 03:34 PM

    WIMAL, THIS IS HOW A COUNTRY SHOULD BE RUN!

    Navin Wednesday, 28 October 2015 04:18 PM

    Does this magistrate apply the law to an ordinary citizen that has commited this serious crime? and why this long delay to hear this case. Is this Yahapalana Justice ?

    Police-Junta Wednesday, 28 October 2015 04:21 PM

    It look like magistate madenjustice for a elected meber by the voters.

    Veda-mama Wednesday, 28 October 2015 05:03 PM

    Oh! No!! This law Only applies to the Ruling Class. You and I belongs to the Working Class and we will be behind bars with in no time for being in possession of Two Passports.

    Ryan Wednesday, 28 October 2015 11:21 AM

    politics ravaging the judiciary

    desilco Wednesday, 28 October 2015 11:29 AM

    i guess to be a deshapremiya one needs to have two or three passports , and sposuse with different names and addresses and may b different ages as well

    ANTON Wednesday, 28 October 2015 11:34 AM

    HE IS GOING ABROAD TO HAVE A HAIR CUT,

    Bala Wednesday, 28 October 2015 06:36 PM

    Why is the law always on the side of the high and mighty and the rich. And to think we were voting to stop this type of unequalness.


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