Written by Tharushan Fernando
22 Jan, 2017 | 7:14 pm
Speaking at an event held on Saturday, the former Mayor of Kaduwela, G.H. Buddhadasa, stated that the people of Kaduwela were decieved by Wimal Weerawansa, promising housing assistance for 16,400 homes
He charged that Wimal Weerawansa is questioining as to why Ashu Marasinghe, who was at the Engineering Corporation, has not been arrested
“Who appointed the Chairman? Was it us? Wimal Weerawansa is in prison for handing out 21 state owned vehicles. This is what he did and he alone is responsible for it”, said the former mayor.
Ealier this month the former minister was earlier arrested by the FCID after he appeared before the police Financial Crimes Investigation Division. Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne ordered that the leader of the National Freedom Front MP Wimal Weerawansa be remanded till January 24.
The former minister, and another, were remanded on the alleged misuse of around 37 state-owned vehicles for personal political activities during Weerawansa’s tenure as Minister of Construction, Engineering Service, Housing and Common Amenities. He is said to have caused the government a loss of nearly one billion rupees.
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