Jaliya Wickramasuriya further remanded

Jaliya Wickramasuriya further remanded

December 16, 2016   03:56 pm

- By Ada Derana Court Corespondent

Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya, who as arrested on charges of misusing state funds, has been further remanded till December 23 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court.   

He was arrested by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) at the Katunayake Airport on November 17 when he was preparing to travel overseas.   

He has been charged with allegedly accepting a commission of US$ 332,000 following a contract awarded to refurbish the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington DC while serving as the Ambassador to the US, under the previous government.  

The police had obtained a court order preventing Wickramasuriya from leaving the country as the authorities probe financial transactions at the Sri Lankan embassy in Washington during his tenure as ambassador from 2008 and 2014.  

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