Former Sri Lanka Ambassador to Russia Udayana Weeratunga was granted bail by the Fort Magistrate’s Court today.
The Court has granted time until 24 April to Weeratunga to fulfill his bail conditions.
Weeratunga was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the Bandaranaike International Airport on 14 February.
He was detained after arriving in Sri Lanka from Muscat, Oman and was questioned by the CID.
Weeratunga was admitted to the prison hospital the day after his arrest, after reportedly complaining of a chest pain.
He was wanted on charges of embezzlement of public funds amounting to 7.833 million US Dollars in the MiG 27 aircraft deal. (Colombo Gazette)