Wimal Weerawansa’s wife arrested

Wimal Weerawansa wife Shashi Weerawansa

Shashi Weerawansa, wife of former Minister Wimal Weerawansa, who was under investigation for allegedly submitting forged documents to get a diplomatic passport, has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said.

“The CID apprehended Shashi Weerawansa at a private hospital in Malabe, this evening (22),” SSP added.

A manhunt had been launched to locate Weerawansa, after the CID officers found that the suspect has fled her residence in Kaduwela, since last Friday.

Earlier, the police too sought the Attorney General’s advice in this case. The CID initiated the inquiry as they received information that Weerawansa had allegedly obtained the diplomatic passports by submitting birth certificate with forged names and dates of birth.

(Ada Derana)