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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 12:00
Udayanga Weeratunga arrested
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Sri Lanka's former ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga has been arrested in Dubai.

The sources at Financial Crimes Investigation Division confirmed this.

A senior officer attached to the Financial Crimes Investigation said that the arrest was unofficially informed to him.
 
Earlier, a Red Notice was issued by Interpol seeking the arrest of Weeratunga.
 
Initially, the Colombo Magistrate issued an arrest warrant on Weeratunga on 20th of October, 2016.
 
The Dubai authorities also detained at the airport while in transit to the USA.
 
Although a team of Sri Lankan officials visited the country to get him deported, the attempt was failed.
 
Then the Colombo Fort Magistrate again issued an open arrest warrant against Weeratunga in English on 1st of March.
 
The former Sri Lankan ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga is accused of misappropriating public money through the MIG aircraft deal in 2006.

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