Senior State Counsel Dileepa Pieris today requested Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandra to inquire from previous Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitya about the missing or misplaced passport and national identity card handed over to Court by Shashi Weerawansa in 2015.
At the hearing he informed the Chief Magistrate that according to the CID the passport and NIC handed over to Court were lost or misplaced.
However, Colombo Chief Magistrate directed Court Registrar C.D.W. Wickramatunga to produce Ms. Weerawansa’s passport and NIC in Court on the next call date.
The trial was fixed for May 31, June 21 and 22 and the three witnesses were instructed to be present in Court on the trial dates.
Shashi Weerawansa is charges with fraudulently obtaining two passports including a diplomatic passport by submitting forged documents to the Department of Immigration and Emigration Department.(Yoshitha Perera)