Police to seek Interpol assistance to nab Udayanga Weeratunga

Udayanga Weeratunge

Sri Lanka Police today sought a court order for getting Interpol’s assistance to arrest Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, for graft charges.

The Financial Crimes Division (FCID) sought the order from the court for the issuing of ‘red notice’ from Interpol to arrest Weeratunga on corruption charges.

The Colombo magistrate, however, deferred issuing the order till Monday.

Weeratunga, a Ukranian resident faced corruption charges during the purchase of fighter aircraft for the Sri Lankan army, after former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was defeated in presidential elections in January last year.

The FCID wanted him in the country for questioning.

Weeratunga has denied all charges levelled against him in a press statement issued recently.

(Ada Derana)