The Member of Parliament Wimal Weerawansa has been arrested by the CID when he was detained by officials at Katunayaka International Airport for possessing two passports. Mr. Weerawansa had come to the Airport to leave to Europe.
He has been arrested as he had obtained a visa for a passport that he had reported missing to the police but had submitted another passport to the Airport.
Immigration and Emigration sources say that they had not been informed regarding finding the lost passport. Also, when information regarding the passport with the visa entry was scrutinized it had showed it was a lost passport and such a passport cannot be used for a flight.
Mr. Weerawansa’s wife has been charged of having a fake passport while it is revealed that Mr. Weerawansa has prepared a fake identity card for his wife’s passport.
It is strange that former UPFA Minister Wimal Weerawansa was unaware that a visa entry could not be obtained for a passport that has been reported missing.