Member of Parliament of the National Freedom Front (NFF), Jayantha Samaraweera was released on bail today, while Sarath Weerawansa was ordered to be further remanded.
Colombo Fort Magistrate granted bail to Samaraweera, under special circumstances considering his daughter’s ill health. He was released on a cash bail of Rs. 25,000 and two sureties of Rs. 1 million each.
Sarath Weerawansa, the brother of Wimal Weerawansa was however ordered to be further remanded till November 7.
They were both arrested and remanded 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.