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Wimal Weerawansa remanded until 20 Feb.


Former minister Wimal Weerawansa, who was arrested on charges of misusing state vehicles, has been further remanded until February 20 after being produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

The National Freedom Front (NFF) leader was arrested by the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) on January 10 after he arrived to give a statement pertaining to allegations of misusing state vehicles.

Weerawansa has been accused of misusing several vehicles belonging to the Presidential Secretariat Office, during his tenure as the Minister of Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities, and thereby causing losses to the tune of Rs 41 million to the government.

A bail application has also been filed seeking the release of MP Wimal Weerawansa with the Colombo High Court.

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