Shahee Weerawanse remanded till tomorrow.


Shashee Weerawansa arrested on suspicion in connection with obtaining an improper diplomatic passport by submitting false information to the Immigration and Emigration Department and preparing bogus documents was remanded till tomorrow.

The Kaduwela Magistrate issued the above order after he arrived last afternoon at the private hospital in Malabe where Shashee Weerawansa was receiving treatment.

The police media spokesman said that she was still at the said private hospital under prison protection.

Sashi Weerawansa who was arrested in connection with the preparation of forged documents and obtaining a passport in a fraudulent manner was banned from leaving the country by Colombo chief magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday.

The CID informed the Court quoting former Immigration and Emigration Controller Chulananda Perera that the said passport was issued to Sashi Weerawansa on a written request signed and produced by then minister Wimal Weerawansa.

Ranasinghe Randunu Mudiyanselage Sirja Udayanthi alias Sashi Weerawansa was arrested day before yesterday for possessing a diplomatic passport prepared on forged documents.

She was arrested by police while she is receiving treatment at a private hospital in Malabe.

CID also informed the court that the suspect has planned to flee the country, and requested the court to impound her passport.

 Addressing the media in Anuradhapura yesterday, Police Media Spokesman said the suspect has used two dates of birth and even the related documents compiled at the Persons Registration Department have gone missing.