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* Sri Lanka MP Wimal Weerawansa's remand extended until April 3
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, 11:39 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 20, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today extended the remand of the United People's Freedom Alliance parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa who was arrested and remanded over misuse of state property.

Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne rejected the bail request and remanded the joint opposition MP Weerawansa until April 3.

The FCID arrested Weerawansa in January this year in connection with his alleged involvement in misusing government vehicles.

MP Weerawansa is accused of causing a loss of more than 91 million rupees to the Government by deploying 45 vehicles obtained on a rental basis for the State Engineering Corporation for political and private activities during his tenure as Housing and Engineering Services Minister of the previous UPFA government of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

An Internal Audit report has revealed that vehicles of the Engineering Corporation had been misused during the period 2011 to 2014.

 


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