Fort Magistrate rejects Wimalís bail application

Fort Magistrate rejects Wimalís bail application

April 3, 2017   10:58 am

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court has rejected a bail application filed by former Minister and NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa on Monday, Ada Derana reporter said.

A Counsel appearing on behalf of Weerawansa had earlier filed the application seeking bail for his client. A request was also made to grant bail for Weerawansa considering the medical condition of his daughter who was undergoing treatment at a state hospital. The Counsel pointed out the child had been hospitalized due to depression caused following the arrest of her father.

National Freedom Front (NFF) leader also commenced a hunger strike while in custody and later decided to end it. He was admitted to the Prison Hospital on March 26 due to his deteriorating health condition. Later he was transferred to the Colombo National Hospital.

A revision application filed by the MP was rejected by the Colombo High Court on March 21. The Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) arrested Weerawansa after he arrived to give a statement pertaining to allegations of misusing state vehicles on January 10. 

He 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.

The MP has been further remanded until this Friday. 

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