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DATE FIXED FOR ANOTHER LAWSUIT AGAINST SHASHI WEERAWANSA

A lawsuit filed against Shashi Weerawansa, wife of MP Wimal Weerawansa, accusing her of submitting an application with false information to the Controller of Immigration and Emigration to obtain a diplomatic passport thereby allegedly committing an offence under the Immigration and Emigration Act was taken up before the Colombo Chief Magistrate Court yesterday (18).
 
The case will be taken up for trial on February 24, 2023 as ordered by the Court, and the witnesses to the case were also ordered to appear on the fixed date.

Mrs. Weerawansa was previously convicted of obtaining a diplomatic passport via irregular means and sentenced to a two years in rigorous imprisonment, but was granted bail based on an appeal submitted against the verdict.

The second lawsuit was filed accusing her of submitting false information to the Immigration and Emigration Controller about her birth date in the process of obtaining that diplomatic passport.