Among the many who have misused government vehicles during Mahinda Rajapaksa regime, Weerawansas take the centre stage. This is revealed in the ‘B’ report presented to Court in connection with Sarath Weerawansa who was remanded on charges of misusing government vehicles. Presidential Secretariat had given Wimal Weerawansa’s NFF and Sarath Weerawansa is one person who had obtained vehicles from this pool. It is revealed that Presidential Secretariat had paid Rs.84,75,000 for vehicles hired by Sarath Weerawansa.
Investigations have revealed that Sarath Weerawansa, as the private secretary to his brother Minister Wimal Weerawansa, had used vehicle no. 65-1695 and KT-5335 until 08.01.2015. He has also used vehicle having registered numbers HU-9099 in addition to the official vehicle he received as the private secretary. He had been given vehicle 300-6294 but had discarded it stating it is not usable. While he was the private secretary to the minister he had obtained Rs.637,741.93 as transport allowance and Rs.1,008,890.32 as fuel allowance stating he was using his private vehicle for official duties.
As such Sarath Weerawansa has violated Administration Circular No. 14/2008 and the sum of Rs.16,46,632.25 he obtained as the private secretary of the Minister is considered as a financial fraud.
He has also taken fuel tokens for vehicles PA-1369, HM-2424 and 62-0763 and has received fuel allowances for vehicles KQ-5455, KM-5597, JP-7329 used by the Minister.