Wimal Weerawansa’s wife has been taken into custody this evening under charges of possessing a forged diplomatic passport.
Weerawansa’s wife popularly known as Shashi, had been taken into custody at a private hospital located in Malabe this evening at about 7 pm. She has been identified as Ranasinghe Randunu Mudiyanselage Sirja Udayanathi but also goes by the name Shehasa Udayanthi.
She was asked to report to the CID on February 19 but had not appeared and former Minister Weerawansa said it was due to a sudden illness and that the CID has been informed of her inability to attend the inquiry. He had also said his wife’s arrest has been plotted to tarnish his image.