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The Colombo Fort Magistrate Court re-issues an open warrant for the arrest of former ambassador to the US: Jaliya Wirckamasooriya

The Colombo Fort Magistrate Court re-issued an open warrant for the arrest of the former ambassador to the US: Jaliya Wirckamasooriya who is currently on bail. Arrest warrants were also issued for his wife and sister. The twosome had got him released on bail, on the promise of handing him back, after treatment abroad. This arrest warrant was issued since Mr. Wickremasooriya failed to appear before court on the given dates, after being overseas for two months.
The FCID informed the court that investigations are being carried out in order to bring the former diplomat back to Sri Lanka.
Wickramasuriya has been charged with allegedly accepting a commission of 332,000 US dollars following a contract awarded to refurbish the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington DC, while he was serving as the Ambassador to the US, under the previous government.

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