Update: A court order to inspect the container belonging to former Russian ambassador Udayanga Weerathunga
The Foreign Ministry gave an explanation as to why it did not release a goods container that belonged to former Russian ambassador Udayanga Weeratunga.
A ministry spokesman stated that Udayanga Weeratunga was not present to release the container nor did he give power of attorney to a representative.
She further said that former Russian Ambassador Udayanga Weeratunga has not yet returned official documents including his visa and passport.
Earlier, in a media release, Udayanga Weeratunga stated that diplomatic officials are entitled to transport their personal goods at state cost, and what he has sent to Colombo are used furniture and clothes, toys, books and computers.
He further stated his wife was denied the release of the container, and the foreign ministry has informed his wife that the container has been handed over to the FCID for investigation.
When contacted police media spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that police has obtained a court order to detain the container of goods belonging to former Russian ambassador Udayanga Weeratunga.
Update: Monday, 06 July 2015 - 19:06 --------------------------------------------
Foreign Affairs Ministry give explanation over not releasing Udayanga Weeratunga's container
The Foreign Affairs Ministry gave an explanation over not releasing the container which arrived in Colombo Port, carrying the goods which belong to former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga.
A spokesperson of the ministry stated that the relevant goods were not claimed by Udayanga Weeratunga, while no one else has been authorized to claim them.
She further stated that Udayanga Weeratunga has not submitted his passport, visa and other official documents so far.
Meanwhile, Udayanga Weeratunga has previously released a communiqué stating that the container which is carrying the equipments used by his family has not been released from the Colombo Port.