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MiG deal; Udayanga received funds from Panama, Latvia: FCID

8 April 2017 10:38 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The FCID informed the Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday that a few of the bank accounts belonging to Sri Lanka's former ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga had received funds from Panama and Latvia.

It said this during the inquiry into the controversial purchase of Ukraine-built MiG-27 aircraft in 2006 causing a huge loss to the State and pointed out that the sources of the funds were questionable.

The FCID said the suspect was said to be residing in the UAE and that an international warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Counsel appearing for the Air Force informed Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne that they were still unable to locate the original purchase contract said to have been signed in the presence of the suspect.

The FCID said its investigations had revealed that funds amounting to a total of US$1.5 million had been deposited at various times to the 16 accounts belonging to him at two private banks. (Shehan Chamika Silva)

  Comments - 6

  • dulan Sunday, 09 April 2017 02:26 PM

    We are dead bored with such news when no one ends up punished. He can fast his daughter can get mentally upset and he will be released for new year

    Dinesh Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:57 AM

    See, the MARA and the Clan daylight robberies.

    brainmaster Saturday, 08 April 2017 11:05 AM

    He is also a suspect in the unsolved murder case of an employee of the SL-embassy. What happened to this investigation via DM Android App

    Bala Saturday, 08 April 2017 11:18 AM

    Just imagine how much his three cousins must have pilferred from this deal alone. No wonder that the talk is in billions of dollars for the full take 2005-2015.

    Lawry Saturday, 08 April 2017 06:09 PM

    If the annual remittances from expatriate workers exceeds 7 billion dollars. Robbing in billions in Sri Lanka is believable. over 50% of the remittances come from house maids.

    sara Sunday, 09 April 2017 01:57 PM

    Yes it is a day light robbery but might end up like a moon light story. Thats what happening to all cases that has come up so far. Begins well and ends up sadly.

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