Sarath Weerawansa and Parliamentarian Jayantha Samaraweera were ordered to be further remanded till October 10 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate.
Sarath, is the brother of Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa, while Samaraweera is a member of Weerawansa’s National Freedom Front. They were both arrested and subsequently remanded for misusing vehicles belonging to the Presidential Secretariat during former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term.
Together, they have misused vehicles amounting to over Rs. 15 million, with Samaraweera being charged for misusing vehicles for 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.