The wife of former Minister Wimal Weerawansa, who had been charged of getting a passport with forged documents was remanded and released on bail. However, no legal action has been taken regarding Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa, wife of former President Mahinda Rajapaska, who had used a fake identity card number to maintain a bank account of ‘Siriliya Saviya’ NGO.
Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa has given 222222222V as her identity card number to maintain the account for the ‘Siriliya Saviya’ NGO in People’s Bank. Also, media had revealed that A.M.J.A. Kumari, a person who signs cheques for the NGO has given 111111111V as her identity card number.
Generally accepted norm is that ‘All are equal before the law’. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa once said in public that ‘law was equal for all’ except for him. He said this after former Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayaka was removed from office through a deceitful impeachment process.
What is being established now is that Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa too is above the law.