Following a request made by the Criminal Investigations Department to the Negombo Magistrate Court requesting for more time to investigate the case where Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa attempted to travel overseas using an expired diplomatic passport, the Magistrate has postponed the case till next year. Therefore, the case will be taken up on February 2, 2017.
In a submission made to the court yesterday, the CID officials said that they required more time to gather evidence over the matter.
Weerawansa speaking to reporters outside Court, said that he was not guilty and if the judiciary was independent then it will be ruled that he had committed no wrongdoing.
Weerawansa was arrested in October 2015 by immigration and emigration authorities at the Bandaranaike International Airport when he attempted to leave the country using an invalid DPL passport.