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Wimal further remanded

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa was further remanded till March 6 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today.

Meanwhile, the second suspect the former DGM of the National Engineering Corporation (NEC) was released on a cash bail of Rs. 50, 000 with two sureties of 1 million each. The Magistrate also imposed a travel ban on the suspect.

Both suspects were arrested by the FCID on charges of misusing 40 state vehicles belonging to the NEC and causing a financial loss of Rs. 90 million to the state during 2011-2014.