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Wimal admitted to Prison hospital

National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa was taken to the Prison Hospital a short while ago.

The former Housing and Construction Minister is on a hunger strike, protesting the Colombo High Court refusal to grant him bail.

Weerawansa is being held on charges he caused the government a loss of Rs. 91 million by misusing state-owned vehicles.

The former Minister had released as many as 40 vehicles for the use of his family and friends.