UPFA MP and Leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF), Wimal Weerawansa has been arrested by the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID).
He was arrested after he arrived at the FCID this morning to give a statement pertaining to allegations of misusing state vehicles.
Officials attached to the FCID questioned MP Weerawansa for over 3 hours before he was taken into custody. He has been accused of misusing several vehicles belonging to the presidential secretariat, during his tenure as the Minister of Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities under the previous government.
He was summoned by the FCID on several previous occasions to record statements regarding the aforementioned complaint. Weerawansa will be produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrates Court.