Govt. intent on bringing Udayanga, Jaliya to justice: PM

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The government has stepped up its efforts to bring former diplomats Jaliya Wickramasuriya and Udayanga Weeratunga to justice, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday.

PM Wickremesinghe said this in response to a question raised by Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake in this regard in the House last morning.

Mr. Wickremesinghe said Jaliya Wickramasuriya had been charged with misusing US dollars 300,000 by claiming that the money was spent to purchase a new building to be used as the Sri Lankan Embassy in the US.

He said the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) had taken over the case and notice was issued for him to appear in court.

“A warrant has been issued seeking his arrest as he had failed to report to court as per the notice issued,” the Prime Minister said, adding that subsequently search warrants were obtained to check the assets, including the bank accounts, of Wickramasuriya.

He said Udayanga Weeratunga has been charged with committing a fraud with regard to the purchase of MIG aircraft from Ukraine.

He was thought to be hiding in the U.A.E at present. The government is working closely with the U.A.E government to bring him to face justice in Sri Lanka after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The Prime Minister said notices have been issued to prevent Weeratunga's lands in Dompe from being sold until the case against him is over. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Ceylon Thursday, 07 June 2018 07:34 AM

    Stop your stupid empty talks.people allready fed up with your many billions stolen money brought back during last 3 and a half tears ???.

    johan Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:24 AM

    Singapore citizens and American Citizens have come and ruined thecountry. At least now the Government must take firm decisions ,only togive permanent professionals of SL are employed for these posts

    karthik Thursday, 07 June 2018 07:55 AM

    How Abbout Mahendran? We have been told many things but we not seen anything happening..

    Kumar Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:03 AM

    Didn't read recently that a grand jury is ready indict Jaliya in the US and it is his diplomatic status is the only thing that is protecting the fraudster. Once it go before grand jury it is a done deal. Why not pull his diplomatic credentials. Why do I think that travelled using his old passport.

    JIM Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:41 AM

    Perhaps the former governor and these guys are buddies.

    Unchikun Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:51 AM

    Helle joker Ranil. 3 1/2 years have passed and now this. You and your government are protecting these rouges. You have not been able to punish any of the corrupt politician including yourself upto now and you will never do it. GET OUT.

    johan Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:57 AM

    This news will go on till next President and Parliamentary elections

    Alex Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:06 AM

    Introduce an appropriate law through parliament and cancel their SL Citizenship / al civic rights and declare them as wanted criminals.

    Ceylon Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:24 AM

    Laws are more than enough.president and pm stop the law.

    will Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:12 AM

    Public want, should bring in not intend them,to face law of the country,not only them but Pm's mango friend Mahendran should bring in, that what we expecting

    Freddy Yong Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:13 AM

    Another reason why FM Sarath Fonseka is not given his rightful ministry. These rogues will be playing hide and seek with the present Government until 2020 and presto! free to roam within 2 days after the presidential election.

    Juggler Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:15 AM

    In the same vein the PM must reveal the steps taken (or not taken) to bring down his friend Mahendran to face justice.We don't know whether these statements are made to take the people for a ride after making DEALS

    Sanath Jayatilaka Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:40 AM

    There has to be a conviction in SL. There has to be an Extradition Agreement with the other country. Ranil Dont bluff. I will move that you be dis-enrolled from the Bar

    Ken James Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:40 AM

    Ranil a serial liar and a rogue

    johan Thursday, 07 June 2018 11:22 AM

    He talks wonders not capable of implementing anything.We observedhim last 3.5years

    cheers Thursday, 07 June 2018 11:31 AM

    PM first bring you, Mahendran, Ravi and the looters to court the 118 list includes all UNP members and Jaliya and Udayanga are not parliamentarians but you guys are

    Thomas Thursday, 07 June 2018 11:36 AM

    IN ACTIVE GOVERNMENT.What happened to your promises made in Jan, 2015 before the presidential, parliamentary electionsAiyo!! Aiyo!!

    Govinda Thursday, 07 June 2018 12:07 PM

    Are you really a Royalist. And do you know that you are wearing an Englishman's Dress with a neck tie.

    hari Thursday, 07 June 2018 01:03 PM

    Talking BULL SHIT who in Srilankan played out billions of dollars by former government no ACTION for them they want to bring them and BAILOUT for 10,000 , or 20,000/ Rupees

    Brainmaster Thursday, 07 June 2018 12:56 PM

    Johan are you sick.... via DM Android App

    Cobra Thursday, 07 June 2018 06:52 PM

    He's got the Southern Flu!!!

    Upul Thursday, 07 June 2018 04:58 PM

    These are all farts, no shit.

    Don Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:30 PM

    These two close relatives of Rajapaksa's were seen and helped by the family members on each time they visit abroad.

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