The police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) had made the request to the Fort Magistrate.
The arrest was sought as part of investigations over the purchase of MIG-27 aircraft in a controversial deal known as the ‘MIG deal’.
Udayanga Weeratunga was Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Russia when Mahinda Rajapaksa was President.
Since last year Weeratunga claimed he was living in Ukraine and refused to return to Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)