Former ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga who was accused of supplying arms to Ukrainian rebels has denied all the allegations levelled against him by the Sri Lankan government, BBC reported today.
According to the BBC, Mr. Weeratunga in a letter to them had stated that he was now living in Ukraine.
“No criminal investigation against me is being carried out by the Ukrainian government as the Ukrainian Internal Affairs Ministry has informed me in a certificate issued on April 1, 2015,” Mr. Weeratunga has said.
A spokesman for the Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Ministry had earlier told BBC that it was not possible to prove the allegation or refute them.
Mr. Weeratunga had said that he was currently living in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine; and he had asked whether he would have been allowed to live there if he had committed such an offence.
Speaking about the suspicious death of Noel Ranaweera, a business partner of Mr. Weeratunga, he had said he died in a road accident and therefore no investigation was being carried out over the death.
He had also said all the official documents issued to him by the Ukrainian and Russian governments were with him.
“I do not intend to visit Sri Lanka due to this kind of political revenge,” he further said.
Mr. Weeratunga is a close relative of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
This is the class of people we had sent to the highest level in office. Well it is the "Wonder of Asia" if this is not corrected.
Cobra Monday, 22 June 2015 07:30 AM
With the govt. or the rebels?
Sri Lankan Monday, 22 June 2015 07:44 AM
Ha, ha! Which Ukraine!!!?
Nims Monday, 22 June 2015 02:31 PM
Please no more grills. We had enough during the past 100 days. Do a BBQ this time
Blessing Monday, 22 June 2015 03:03 PM
Every thief would say he is innocent, Rajapakshes are in partucular.
Sarath Monday, 22 June 2015 10:03 AM
See this idiot is still challenging the GOSL. Why can not the President use his powers to get him down to the Sri Lanka and investigate all the corrupt deals.
Bala Monday, 22 June 2015 10:13 AM
He has said he is in Kiev by a letter. He may be in Medamulana and posted the letter from anywhere. He has enough money to cover up all the tracks. Even Ukrainians love cash.
Srinath Gunaratne Monday, 22 June 2015 01:38 AM
Another pacha accusation is over!Tha man had not done any offence in SL. Still they were planning to arrest him
Fair N Square Monday, 22 June 2015 05:01 AM
Dude ! the Ukranian govt gave u the statement on APRIL 1ST.. u just got fooled... on April fools day ! now ur whereabouts are known and u ABUSED the use of a DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT.SL should get him down via the Interpol and grill him...
Nims Monday, 22 June 2015 05:11 AM
Welcome back to Ukraine - enjoy your life with the loot
Ram Monday, 22 June 2015 05:21 AM
This foolish man believes in a document issued on 1st April 2015. He has forgotten that it is issued on the all fools day
Waco Monday, 22 June 2015 05:25 AM
Mr.Mahinda Rajapakse, shame on you.
sss Monday, 22 June 2015 06:38 AM
Do you want to apply for dual citizenship
Mevan Monday, 22 June 2015 07:21 AM
If he is a close relative of so and so take that he says with a pinch of salt.
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