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Misuse of state vehicles: Marasinghe must be arrested first: NFF

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12 January 2017 09:13 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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United National Party (UNP) MP Ashu Marasinghe, a former chairman of the State Engineering Corporation, should have been arrested first if the alleged misuse of 40 state vehicles by opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa is true, National Freedom Front (NFF) said today.

NFF media spokesman Mohammed Muzammil said the FCID had arrested Mr. Weerawansa without any written evidence other than a complaint by Mr. Marasinghe.

“We condemn Mr. Weerawansa's arrest. The UNP is attempting to highlight the fact that several of his relatives were also engaged in this vehicle scam causing a Rs.90 million loss to the state. But they have not revealed the actual facts on the case,” he said.

He said the ‘Jana Sevana’ housing project was carried out in seven stages and with the support of several close political allies and family members, journalists and the clergy.

“A majority were our relatives who did their best to make the project a success without any benefits for themselves. They have been provided vehicle facilities to complete the project,” Mr. Muzammil said.

He said Mr. Weerawansa had been remanded with the help of the FCID to serve political agendas.(Kalathma Jayawardhane)

 

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  • Bala Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:39 PM

    Any more fairy tales to sanctify your dirty boss.

    Pincha Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:53 PM

    You can make a complain to the Police and to the Courts. The Courts will decide whom to arrest. If you are genuine fight it our at the Court of Law, instead of making public statements.

    concern Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:04 PM

    It is very norm states vehicles to be misused.We witness every day !

    Max Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:18 PM

    Ashu is RW's man so arrest of him a day dream.

    TRUE MAN Friday, 13 January 2017 07:09 AM

    FIRST OF ALL LET MUZZAMIL TELL HAS HE EVER SPOKEN TRUTH IN HIS LIFE TIME via DM Android App

    Sri Wickrema Friday, 13 January 2017 09:03 AM

    He may be a crown witness.

    AA Friday, 13 January 2017 09:26 AM

    How come Prof Marasinghe is a prominent member on this camp as well?

    ajitha keshakambila Friday, 13 January 2017 10:01 AM

    witch hunting is the name of the game the new government now playing It is so disappointing to see the system be rearmed with same tools under different names via DM iOS App

    andycap Friday, 13 January 2017 10:23 AM

    In yesterday's news JO indicated that WW was happy in prison. So whats the problem??


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