Weerawansa was arrested and initially remanded on September 1 for allegedly misusing a state vehicle during the previous government
According to the FCID, by misusing the vehicle, the Government has suffered a financial loss of Rs. 10.5 million.
The FCID pointed out that Weerawansa who was not even a Parliamentarian, did not have the privilege to use a government vehicle. Weerawansa had used this vehicle released from the Presidential Secretariat from 2009 to 2015.
Weerawansa who was also the private secretary to his brother, Wimal Weerawansa, the Minister of Housing and Construction during the previous government is also alleged to have obtained a fuel allowance worth Rs. 1.6 million which he has claimed to have used for his private vehicle.