Udayanga released on bail

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)



  1. Her we go again. Would the police have arrested him if there was insufficient evidence. That would have been suicidal and most ridiculous and even utterly high handed. Or , is there an unseen hand, in the then arrest and now releasing on large bail,when considering the Arjun Mahendran /Central Bank looting and the false assurance given by the then PM. All a pittance compared to the amount of charge of embezzlements. We will see another very long road to justice.

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