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Acting Magistrate requested to recall warrants issued on Ambassador Wickramasuriya,sureties

President’s Counsel Shavendra Fernando yesterday requested Colombo Fort Acting Magistrate Shalini Perera to recall the warrants issued on Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States Jaliya Wickramasuriya and the two sureties.

Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to the United States Wickramasuriya has been charged with criminal misappropriation of USD 330,000 out of USD 6.6 million allocated for purchasing a building for the Sri Lankan Embassy in the United States.

The FCID alleged that the suspect had misappropriated the concerned amount during the purchase of a building to house the Sri Lankan Embassy at 3025, White Haven Street, Washington, DC. The former Ambassador had allegedly remitted this money to Sri Lanka.

Responding to the request made by the defense counsel, the Criminal Investigations Department stated that there is no objection with regard to the recall of warrants issued on Jaliya Wickramasuiya and his two sureties.

The Acting Magistrate instructed the Counsel to make their request in presence of the Permanent Magistrate. The case will be taken up once again on September 21.


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