Sri Lanka’s former ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, who is currently evading an issued Interpol red warrant notice for his arrest, was seen in Dubai attending the Presidential hopeful candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa‘s election campaign named Eliya yesterday.
Earlier on the 16th of October 2016 a red warrant notice was issued by the Colombo Fort Magistrate seeking Interpol’s assistance for his arrest.
This was due to the alleged involvement and financial fraud committed by Weeratunga during the purchase of several MiG Aircraft for the Air Force during former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term. As Chief Account Officer Gotabaya had paid a sum amounting to US $ 10 million to an account belonging to a bogus company in UK named Billimissa Holdings.
Despite the issuing of an Interpol red warrant for his arrest, Udayanga Weeratunga continues to travel the world freely.
He was in fact once met by his first cousin the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Bangkok Thailand. (By Janaka Ranaweera)