Loyalists to Wimal Weerawansa, NFF’s Parliamentarian Jayantha Samaraweera and Sarath Weerawansa were today ordered to be further remanded by the Colombo Fort Magistrate till October 24.
They are currently in remand for misusing vehicles belonging to the Presidential Secretariat, during former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term, which has resulted in the state incurring a loss of at least Rs. 15 million.
Sarath, is the brother of Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa, while Samaraweera is a MP representing Weerawansa’s National Freedom Front (NFF). Samaraweera is being charged for misusing vehicles to the tune of Rs. 5 million, while Weerawansa has been remanded on charges that he had misused vehicles amounting to at least Rs. 10.5 million