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Warrant issued for Shashi Weerawansa

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today (21) issued a warrant to arrest Shashi Weerawansa, the wife of Minister Wimal Weerawansa.

The warrant was issued with regard to the case filed over the use of forged documents to obtain a passport.

The warrant was issued after she failed to appear before courts, when the case was taken up today.

Although the lawyer appearing on her behalf informed the court that Mrs. Weerawansa was absent due to health issues, the warrant was issued as no medical records were produced.

Mrs. Weerawansa faces charges of fraudulently obtaining two passports, including a diplomatic passport, by submitting forged documents to the Department of Immigration and Emigration.