Court suspends Udayanga’s passports

Court suspends Udayanga’s passports

June 30, 2017   06:00 pm

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today issued an order suspending the diplomatic passport and another passport issued to Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, by the Department of Immigration and Emigration.

The Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) had filed a case against Weeratunga accusing him of committing financial fraud during the purchase of several MiG Aircrafts from Ukraine for the Sri Lanka Air Force in 2009. 

An international warrant was also issued in October last year of the arrest of the former diplomat, who is reportedly in hiding overseas. 

The FCID had informed the court that information has been received that the accused is using the very same passports issued for him in order to travel from country to country.

Therefore the FCID had requested the court to issue an order suspending his passports.  

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