Sri Lankan officials at both the Sri Lankan embassy and consulate general in the UAE have been barred from speaking on the arrest and detention of Makandure Madush who is currently being held in Dubai.
Makandure Madush’s toxicology reports had showed that he and nearly 25 others had various drugs ranging from cocaine to heroin in their blood, when they were arrested at a lavish birthday he had thrown for his son on Monday.
Only 5 individuals have been cleared. When inquired from the Sri Lankan Embassy in Abu Dhabi and consulate general in Dubai, officials said they had sworn to secrecy and were strictly told not to speak of the case, particularly to media personnel.
They had received orders from the ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka. The foreign ministry is working with the ministry of defense over the case. FM officials said that the discussions were mainly to do with ensuring that Sri Lanka’s interest were met. It was not clear what these interests were.