Political representatives have pointed out that the public had been
deceived on the occasion when former Minister and National Freedom Front Leader Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa was remanded. When Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa was remanded yesterday, he addressed the media and said that it was the Prime Minister who had given instructions to arrest him.
The Police Financial Crimes and Investigation Division apprehended Former Minister Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa yesterday on charges of misappropriating state funds, breaching trust and fraud. Vehicles were required for work sites of the State Engineering Corporation and it is mentioned that the Engineering Corporation had hired the vehicles and supplied to the worksites. But during investigations carried out, it had been found that these vehicles had not been given to the worksites. These vehicles are alleged to have been given to several close relatives of the Minister. One vehicle had been given to the two sons of his elder sister. Also vehicles had been given to two of his in-laws while another provided to his sister.
The Financial Crimes Investigation Division told the judiciary that ten vehicles had been given to the National Freedom Front, of which he is the leader. The FCID further informed that judiciary that Wimal Weerawansa had verbally and in writing aided and supported the procurement of vehicles on a rental basis.