After considering the exceptional circumstances put forward by the defence, Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today refused to grant bail on former minister and MP Wimal Weerawansa. The Magistrate further remanded him till April 3.
Former minister Wimal Weerawansa was arrested by the FCID on the allegation of misusing 40 state vehicles belonging to the National Engineering Corporation (NEC) and causing Rs. 90 million financial loss to the State during 2011-2014. (Shehan Chamika Silva)