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FCID seeks int'l warrant on Udayanga Weeratunga

15 July 2016 05:22 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The FCID today requested Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne to issue an arrest warrant, through Interpol, for the arrest of one-time Sri Lankan ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga and produce him in court on charges of causing a huge financial loss to the Government in the purchase of four Ukraine-built MIG-27 aircraft in 2006.

According to Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) Inspector Nihal Francis the deal amounted to US$14 million.

Mr. Weeratunga had been noticed to appear in court yesterday but he was not present.

The prosecution told the Magistrate that the police had taken all the appropriate steps to hand over the summons to Mr. Weeratunge.

The Police said they had handed it over to Mr. Weeratunge’s sister who lives in Nugegoda and had also informed the lawyer who holds his Power of Attorney. The copies of the summons were also sent to the email addresses of Mr. Weeratunge.

According to reports Mr. Weeratunga resides in Ukraine and was recently seen in a photograph taken with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The FCID also requested court to notice the Sri Lanka Airforce Legal Department Director to appear in court to clarify as to why the original contract of the MIG deal was not with them.

The Magistrate fixed July 18 to consider the request made by the prosecution. (Shehan Chamika Silva)

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  • Cobra Friday, 15 July 2016 08:22 PM

    Good one Unchikun!

    TONY Saturday, 16 July 2016 12:09 AM

    GRILL MR TO GET HIM DOWN. MR IS THE LEADER OF ALL CROOKS

    Wise Donkey Friday, 15 July 2016 05:44 PM

    All what you got to do is send our intelligent staff to whichever country MR tries to visit next, be assured that Udayanga will be waiting to receive him. He did it in Thailand and then in Uganda and in Japan too

    Unchikun Friday, 15 July 2016 05:48 PM

    Why inform Interpol. Just ask MR where he is and arrest both of them.

    REALPATRIAT Friday, 15 July 2016 06:14 PM

    No need of international WARRANT MAHINDA KNOWS HIS WHERE ABOUT VERY WELL. RECENTLY HE HAD TAKEN PHOTOS WITH THIS WANTED FELLOW. via DM Android App

    REALPATRIAT Friday, 15 July 2016 07:31 PM

    NO NEED TO SEEK INTERNATIONAL HELP MAARA KNOWS THE WHERE ABOUT OF THE PERSON VERY WELL. HE MET HIM AND CHAT WITH HIM FOR HOURS. via DM Android App


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