Shashi Weerawansa produced before Colombo Chief Magistrate

Shashi Weerawansa produced before Colombo Chief Magistrate

Shashi Weerawansa produced before Colombo Chief Magistrate

Written by Lahiru Fernando

25 Feb, 2015 | 2:14 pm

Former Minister Wimal Weerawana’s wife, Shashi Weerawansa, who is in remand custody over improperly obtaining a diplomatic passport, was on Wednesday produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate.

President’s Counsel Jayantha Weerasinghe, representing his client Shashi Weerawansam made submissions in court that she had obtained the ID card and the passport legally through a personal secretary.

The President’s Counsel also informed court that his client, Shashi Weerawansa, had made several requests to the officials in order to get her birth year on her NIC corrected and added that the issue was not rectified despite many requests.

The magistrate questioned the attorneys on whether the person who had allegedly prepared the documentation was in court today.

President’s Counsel Jayantha Weerasinghe informed court that this person is no longer among the living.

The court hearing is scheduled to reconvene this afternoon.

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