The FCID is seeking Interpol assistance to arrest Sri Lanka’s former ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, over a complaint that he was involved in an alleged fraud during the purchase of MiG Aircrafts in 206 for the Air Force during former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term.
The FCID has also requested the Fort Magistrate to issue an arrest warrant against Weeratunga, who is also the first cousin of Rajapaksa. Even though Weeratunga was issued notice to appear before court today, he had not been present.
Reports say he is residing in Ukrain. However during Rajapaksa’s visit to Thailand mid this year, Weeratunga flew to meet the former President.