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Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa was further remanded till March 6 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today.

Meanwhile, the second suspect the former DGM of the National Engineering Corporation (NEC) was released on a cash bail of Rs. 50, 000 with two sureties of 1 million each. The Magistrate also imposed a travel ban on the suspect.

Both suspects were arrested by the FCID on charges of misusing 40 state vehicles belonging to the NEC and causing a financial loss of Rs. 90 million to the state during 2011-2014. (Shehan Chamika Silva)


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  Comments - 21

  • Bala Monday, 20 February 2017 03:40 PM

    Yes judicial system is slow - he should be in jail for this and also passport racket by now and not in remand.

    CITIZEN Tuesday, 21 February 2017 05:29 PM

    I think he can finish the book he is writing. It is a blessing in disguise for him.

    upali Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:41 PM

    Bala when did you become a judge?

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 20 February 2017 10:48 PM

    Even he is sent to hell, no one will come to save him as he was such a criminal.

    J Palitha Monday, 20 February 2017 10:14 PM

    This man should have been sent behind bars long ago. Ok without further delay, keep this fellow sent to count the bars of the jail soon.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 20 February 2017 10:11 PM

    This man MR kept all the truth and cover behind the screen. very soon, poof man

    Kadiya Monday, 20 February 2017 07:57 PM

    Throw away the key to his cell!!!

    Rajitha Yapa Monday, 20 February 2017 07:46 PM

    Non of the idiots in that parliament should be out side, they all have committed crimes by misusing government property or tax payers money.

    ravin Monday, 20 February 2017 07:21 PM

    Dammmmmmmmmm Good. Now you will know how to use your authority. You can't have the cake and eat the cake as well.

    SureshP Monday, 20 February 2017 04:27 PM

    He looks so happy to be there. Please Judge, let him enjoy it for much longer.

    Ajja Monday, 20 February 2017 03:51 PM

    Kala honda passen Elawanawa....

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 20 February 2017 12:12 PM

    Thank you DM for giving this GOOD NEWS promptly.

    Perera Monday, 20 February 2017 03:18 PM

    Have a nice time see you after FIVE years.

    Shan Monday, 20 February 2017 01:21 PM

    This is your Karma or God's act on you Wimal. How much you insulted and played a negative role against former Chief Justice to get her impeached.

    upali Monday, 20 February 2017 01:02 PM

    This judicial system has some problems as without clear evidence for prosecution accused men have to languish in remands, Very Unfair.

    Sanju Monday, 20 February 2017 12:58 PM


    sobers Monday, 20 February 2017 12:54 PM

    A destructive force in Srilankan Politics!

    Jonson Monday, 20 February 2017 12:21 PM

    The government should recover the lost from him. The amount occurred by him to the country. via DM Android App

    J Palitha Monday, 20 February 2017 12:18 PM

    It is better that Weerawansa should admit all his wrong doings and repay the money and surrender to the Police and make his way to the jail permanently.

    German Jacob Monday, 20 February 2017 12:16 PM

    What a relief, what a good news this afternoon. Thank you Hon. Judge who handled this case righteously.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 20 February 2017 12:13 PM

    Why only until 6th next month? it should have been for six more months....

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