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* MP Wimal Weerawansa arrested by FCID
Tue, Jan 10, 2017, 12:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's financial crimes investigating unit of police has arrested the joint opposition lawmaker Wimal Weerawansa over charges of financial misappropriation.

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) of police this morning arrested the United People's Freedom Alliance parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa when he arrived at the unit to give a statement in connection with his alleged involvement in misusing government vehicles.

The MP was summoned to the FCID to record a statement on a case filed against five individuals including MP Weerawansa and his brother Sarath Weerawansa over the misuse of state vehicles during his tenure as Housing and Engineering Services Minister of the previous UPFA government of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

He was arrested after the statement was recorded, the police said.

 


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