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)