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Udayanga secures money from Bank Accounts neglecting court orders

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By ITN News Editor June 29, 2018 20:21

Udayanga secures money from Bank Accounts neglecting court orders

The Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division has told the Court that a sum of more than 35.2 million rupees had been withdrawn five days after the suspension of Accounts of Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunge following a judicial order. The FCID said that they need to examine the accounts concerned in this respect.

Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne permitted to examine the accounts of former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunge. Permission was also granted by the Court today to the Financial Crimes Investigation Division to examine 40 accounts of five more officials involved in the MiG aircraft transaction. The Magistrate also issued an order to keep in the custody of the Registrar of Confidential Documents the confidential documents handed over to the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division with respect to the MiG transaction.

The FCID said that they had received accounts reports concerning 20 million rupees that was found during the examination of the accounts of Indrani Manamperi, the mother-in-law of Udayanga Weeratunge and that these were under investigation. Around 16 accounts of Udayanga Weeratunge in several countries including Latvia and Panama have been detected. The FCID also informed that Udyanga Weeratunge had been a stakeholder with respect to the repair of aircraft in the ear 2008 and also a stakeholder with regard to the import of aircraft in addition to MiG aircraft.

The FCID told the courts that information was being exchanged with Ukraine under the mutual Exchange Act with regard to 13 crimes. Orders were given to conduct investigations with regard to the incident and report to Courts on the 24th of August.
In the meantime, Udayanga Weeratunge is imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates. Government’s Senior Attorney at law Udara Karunatilake said that action was being initiated to get down Udayanga Weeratunge under the Extravagance Law.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 29, 2018 20:21

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