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)