Shashi Weerawansa bailed, barred from leaving country | Daily News

Shashi Weerawansa bailed, barred from leaving country

Shashi Weerawansa, the wife of National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal Weerawansa was yesterday released on bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate Nandana Amarasinghe.

She was released on a cash bail of Rs.50,000 and two sureties of Rs.5 million each. The Magistrate also issued an order preventing the suspect from leaving the country.

On May 27, Shashi Weerawansa was sentenced to two years’ Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) in relation to a case being heard over producing false information to obtain a diplomatic passport.

She was also fined Rs.100,000. The Magistrate informed that the failure to pay the fine will result in an additional six months in prison.

This is over an incident where Shashi Weerawansa had allegedly obtained two passports including a diplomatic passport by submitting forged documents to the Immigration and Emigration Department.

 


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