Senior State Counsel Dileepa Pieris today requested Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandra to inquire from previous Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitya about the missing or misplaced passport and national identity card handed over to Court by Shashi Weerawansa in 2015.
At the hearing he informed the Chief Magistrate that according to the CID the passport and NIC handed over to Court were lost or misplaced.
However, Colombo Chief Magistrate directed Court Registrar C.D.W. Wickramatunga to produce Ms. Weerawansa’s passport and NIC in Court on the next call date.
The trial was fixed for May 31, June 21 and 22 and the three witnesses were instructed to be present in Court on the trial dates.
Shashi Weerawansa is charges with fraudulently obtaining two passports including a diplomatic passport by submitting forged documents to the Department of Immigration and Emigration Department.(Yoshitha Perera)
If this is the fate of artifacts in judicial custody, one wonders what "justice" is available to ordinary citizens
renu Friday, 26 May 2017 02:59 PM
The evidence is there very clear to anyone. Forged certificates and documents . Verdict is guilty. What is the Maximum sentence is what the people want to know after the trail, that can be imposed
Smartgent Saturday, 27 May 2017 11:02 AM
Of course the staff responsible for safe keeping should be investigated and fined heavily. Besides, surely the Passport and Registrar of Persons Dept., will be able to produce certified copies of these vital documents.
Rhonda Taylor Saturday, 27 May 2017 11:32 AM
These traitors and thieves should be brought to the Galle Face Green and horse whipped
DillonDP Friday, 26 May 2017 03:41 PM
what a country... well no wonder if one could hack into the most powerful person in earth mr. Maithree,,,, then Passport getting lost is no big of a deal
Lion Saturday, 27 May 2017 12:49 PM
if the govt or law of this country allow things to happen like this no wonder if the accused be vanished on next hearing . via DM Android App
Bala Friday, 26 May 2017 05:03 PM
Severe action should be taken on the court officer responsible for safety of productions. CID must investigate this serious lapse.
AliG Saturday, 27 May 2017 02:35 PM
Not Black magic. MR Magic.
ceylon Friday, 26 May 2017 05:29 PM
how heshe built 3 story mansion worth nearly one billion ruppees . via DM Android App
Gp Friday, 26 May 2017 07:54 PM
This is called BLACK MAGIC
ceylon Thursday, 25 May 2017 09:49 PM
jail who are responsible for safe keeping.this is rober family. via DM Android App
alex Friday, 26 May 2017 01:22 PM
Obviously an underhand work by WW.
Habeeb Jamaldeen Friday, 26 May 2017 01:49 PM
Ask Hon Deal Dhasa
CITIZEN Friday, 26 May 2017 01:50 PM
Even the Post-Mortem report of the Homicide victim of the Hokandara House is missing! Force of PANCHAYUDAYA!!! Thanks to YAHAPALANAYA!!!!!
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