Among the list of names of Ministers and MPs in the former regime accused of bribery or corruption, former Housing and Construction Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s name is in the forefront.
Weerawansa whose sole income when he was a member in the JVP was the earnings he got from running a communication center at Mawaramandiya in Kadawatha. However from the time he extended his support to the Rajapaksa administration in 2008, Weerawansa became a millionaire from unknown source of income claims Kaduwela Mayor G.H. Buddhadasa.
Meanwhile Weerawansa is also accused of getting a diplomatic passport for his wife Shashi Weerawansa although ministerial spouses are not entitle to hold the prestigious red passport.
It has come to the light how Shashi Weerawansa has obtained two identity cards misleading the Department of Registration of Persons and Department of Immigration and Emigration.
All attempts to contact Wimal Weerawansa for a comment for the allegations levelled against him and his wife failed. Although a text message was forwarded seeking a comment, Weerawansa did not reply or return the call until the paper went for publication.