Feb 08, 2018

No truth to Udayanga's claim that he was freed - FCID Featured

There is no truth to a claim in a Facebook posting by ex-ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga that he had been released by Interpol, a senior FCID official told 'Sri Lanka Mirror'.

The official said Weeratunga was arrested at Dubai airport four days ago while trying to go to the US using a cancelled passport.

He also had two fake passports in his possession at the time of the arrest, said the official, adding that Weeratunga cannot leave Dubai.

The ex-diplomat claimed in his Facebook page that he was freed after proof that there was no arrest warrant to his name.

Last night (07), a Sri Lankan government team including additional solicitor general Yasantha Kodagoda and FCID chief Ravi Vaidyalankara left for Dubai to bring him back.

He is wanted by courts over his involvement in the alleged financial fraud in the MiG deal during the previous regime.

Issuing a warrant for his arrest, the Colombo Fort magistrate’s court also confiscated several of his properties.

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