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Shashi Weerawansa seeks bail – Consideration of the request postponed

Shashi Weerawansa, the wife of former Minister Wimal Weerawansa, who was convicted of obtaining an informal diplomatic passport by submitting false information to the Department of Immigration and Emigration, has requested to be released on bail. It is reported that the decision has been postponed until tomorrow (31).

She was sentenced to two years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 100,000 by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court last Friday.

Her lawyers on the same day requested the court to release her on bail subject to the condition of filing an appeal in the High Court and the consideration of that request was adjourned till today.

Accordingly, it has been decided today to consider the bail application tomorrow.

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