Arrest Warrant out for Jaliya Wickramasuriya | Daily News

Arrest Warrant out for Jaliya Wickramasuriya

The Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday issued a warrant for the arrest of former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States Jaliya Wickramasuriya for his failure to appear before Court.

The FCID had filed a B report in the Fort Magistrate’s Court against Jaliya Wickramasuriya for allegedly misappropriating USD 330,000 out of USD 6.6 million allocated for purchasing a building for Sri Lankan Embassy in the US.

When the case came up before Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne, the suspect was not present in Court.

The Court was informed that the suspect has gone abroad for medical treatment with Court permission but failed to return before the due date.

The FCID alleged that the suspect had misappropriated the concerned amount committed during the purchase of a building to house the Sri Lankan embassy at 3025, White Haven Street, Washington 20008. The former ambassador had allegedly remitted this money to Sri Lanka. The former Ambassador is a close relative of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. 


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