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Two cases against Sashi Weerawansa fixed for further trial

Two cases filed against Shashi Weerawansa, the wife of National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal Weerawansa, over an incident where Mrs. Weerawansa had fraudulently obtained two passports including a diplomatic passport by submitting forged documents to the Department of Immigration and Emigration were yesterday fixed for further trial by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne.

Giving evidence before the court, retired Assistant Registrar General Sumathipala Hettiarachchi stated that Shashi Weerawansa came to the Registrar's Office and requested that she wanted to amend her name and her birthday in her children’s birth certificates.

Retired Assistant Registrar General Hetticarachchi further said that he had received a call from former MP Wimal Weerawansa on that occasion. MP Weerawansa is allegd to have asked him to issue a new amended birth certificate for his child.

Shashi Weerawansa was arrested on February 2015 over the charge of obtaining diplomatic and general passports illegally. She had allegedly submitted a birth certificate with forged names and dates of birth to obtain those passports. She is out on bail.

President’s Counsel Anil Silva appearing on behalf of the accused submitted a report explaining the reason for failure to appear before the court on the last hearing. The Magistrate fixed further trial for January 14.


 

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