Wimal arrested, Government defends move

HandcuffsParliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa was arrested over his passport by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today.

The Government said that he was arrested over having in his possession two forged passports.

Weerawansa was grilled by the CID at the airport when he was about to leave for Italy. He was later arrested and taken to Court and released on bail.

Deputy Minister Ajith Perera told Parliament that Weerawansa was arrested for having two fake passports in his possession.

He said that Weerawansa was about to travel to Italy to have a meeting with the Sri Lankan community in Italy.

Opposition Parliamentarian and Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) leader Dinesh Gunawardena said that Weerawansa was arrested despite an assurance given by the Government earlier that he will not be arrested.

Opposition Parliamentarian Vasudeva Nanayakkara said that he spoke to the Immigration and Emigration chief and he was not aware as to why Weerawansa was arrested. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Weerwansa is most dirtiest and corrupt so called politician who only studied upto year 9 given a ministerial post by the previous disgraceful president Mahendra Rajapakse the notorious man who also has criminal charges in parliament the famous mulkirigal bye election where 2 people were murdered and also where there were witnesses who had seen MR shoot two people and was arrested and later released some one giving false evidence and Lasantha’s murder inquiry we will find out the actual murderers

  2. having a forged passport itself is an offence and having two is a crime by whoever they may be and the matter has to be dealt with full force of the law irrespective of the violators’ status.

    I hope the CID will unravel the shadow immigration dept. who issue such passports.


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