Sarath Weerawansa remanded till 21st this month

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 - 10:20


Brother of NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa Sarath Weerawansa who was arrested in connection with misusing State vehicles has been further remanded until September 21st.

Sarath Weerawansa was further remanded when he was produced before Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayarathna this morning.

He was arrested by the FCID on September 1st in connection with misusing vehicles belonging to the then Presidential Secretariat and the then Housing Development Authority.

Sarath Weerawansa functioned as the private secretary of Wimal Weerawansa during his tenure as Housing minister from 2009 to 2015. 

He was charged under the Public Property Act for cheating government funds amounting to over 10 million rupees during this period.