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Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said today that the relevant officers were ready to bring down Sri Lanka’s former envoy to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga from Dubai where he was detained while in transit to the United States.

He said in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry and the embassy offices, the ministry was  making provisions to return the ex-diplomat who was a suspect in the controversial MiG-27 deal.

The Minister said its officers would investigate the matter and file a case soon after Mr. Weeratunga arrived to the country.

He also said the police would continue probing serious acts of fraud and corruption in future as well.

Meanwhile, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said diplomatic level talks were now in progress to send a team of officials from the relevant institutions to bring down the ex-diplomat.

Accordingly, he said the necessary decisions would be made with the support of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID), Attorney General’s Department and the Foreign Ministry. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Ceylon Monday, 05 February 2018 08:14 PM

    After dubai arrested you talk big.bring back rajapaksa trillions.

    Shan Monday, 05 February 2018 08:34 PM

    Help.... Help.... Gota, Mahinda.... Please help me....

    reynold abeykoon Monday, 05 February 2018 09:01 PM

    EXCELLENT ROUGES LYING AWAITING HERE TOO SHOULD BE TAKEN IN BUT NOT GIVEN BAIL SO EASILY.

    johan Monday, 05 February 2018 09:14 PM

    He was evading arrest by Sri Lankan authorities.Do not release him.The FCID and CID must record all statements from him before giving him bail.MR,GR will call here and there to get him released

    Banda Monday, 05 February 2018 09:52 PM

    Is there a fraud involved in the MIG 27 deal? The public isn't convinced. Fraud or not, MIGs were a tangible asset that help defeat LTTE, whereas the 'Bond Scam' is a liability that only help enrich the fraudsters and their political backers.

    Sivs Tuesday, 06 February 2018 07:35 AM

    Consider each case separately.Two wrongs don't cancel each other.

    PC Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:38 AM

    62% of the voters were convinced.It does not matter that you are not!!

    Summa Monday, 05 February 2018 10:09 PM

    This minister's past track record is all for last regime. Maybe he's making an investment to get himself protected from possible future punishment. Let's see, sweet talk doesn't hold water anymore!

    Kumara Dharmarathne Monday, 05 February 2018 10:10 PM

    Sir, What is the big idea of bringing him down,just for a political show,going to jail with handcuff and few days later,coming out with a smile? We have seen enough of this type of shows.

    Jagath Leanage Tuesday, 06 February 2018 06:09 AM

    He is one of the person who is having rajapsse's WEALTH .

    Dr Himali De silva Tuesday, 06 February 2018 07:00 AM

    When can you bring the master brain of Bond Scam to justice on behalf of innocent people of this country ?

    Ranga Tuesday, 06 February 2018 07:49 AM

    Is he a relation to certain Minister.

    cheers Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:26 AM

    First bring the main suspect Arjun Mahendra the biggest ripper of our economy

    DD Tuesday, 06 February 2018 07:54 PM

    BY THE WAY IT SEEMS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND A POLITICIAN WHO HAD NOT ROBBED PEOPLE'S MONEY.


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