Udayanga’s passports suspended

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Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today suspended the National Passport and the Diplomatic Passport issued to former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunge over alleged financial frauds committed by him during his tenure.

Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne ordered considering the request made by the FCID.

The FCID stated that Mr. Weeratunge, was wanted by the FCID for alleged financial frauds committed by him while being the Sri Lanka Ambassador in Russia, in travelling from country to country using two passports.

The Passport and the Diplomatic Passport were issued by the Sri Lankan Government.

The Police said he was made a suspect for the alleged frauds involving the MiG-27 fighter jet purchase and for several other frauds.

Sri Lankan authorities issued an Interpol arrest warrant against him. Fort Magistrate earlier froze 16 bank accounts in local banks that were under his name. (T. Farook Thajudeen)

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  • L C A Friday, 30 June 2017 06:42 PM

    It took so long to do so ?

    SHM Friday, 30 June 2017 07:33 PM

    What is the difficulty in bringing him to be tried, any response from Inter-pole?

    Justise Saturday, 01 July 2017 06:27 PM

    He even has his own tea brand which he does imports from sri lanka

    Ronnie Bugger Saturday, 01 July 2017 05:37 AM

    For a moment people thought this case was swept under the carpet but it is good to know the case is still active. Bring this master rouge to justice.

    MyLanka Saturday, 01 July 2017 07:11 PM

    We were informed by the media that passports were cancelled months ago. More BS from the media.

    Horubana Saturday, 01 July 2017 07:16 PM

    MR has met him and been photographed with him each time he went abroad, from Uganda to Japan, Korea to name a few. including Pakistan two weeks ago. This government will never do anything to MR. Fact. He is protected.

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Saturday, 01 July 2017 07:58 AM

    His passports are being cancelled only now?

    mithra Saturday, 01 July 2017 09:22 AM

    Arundika Fdo.was taken to couts for meeting Udayanga abroad.Then why not Mahinda Rajapakse taken to courts for meeting this criminal prior to this somewhere abroad?


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