Feb 07, 2018

Abu Dhabi lawyers to assist in Udayanga’s repatriation Featured

The government has decided to obtain the services of leading lawyers in Abu Dhabi in order to facilitate the expatriation of former Sri Lankan ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, who was arrested by Interpol at Dubai international airport three days ago.

Accordingly, lawyer Chakradaran and several others will make submissions to the courts on behalf of the Sri Lankan government.

A seven member team comprising officials of the FCID, CID, Attorney General’s and Immigration and Emigration Departments and the Foreign Ministry is due to leave for the UAE later today (07) to bring Udayanga back home, said police media spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara.

They were due to depart early, but had been held up due to a delay in translating into Arabic the documents to be submitted to Abu Dhabi courts.

The police media spokesman added that Udayanga was presently being detained in Abu Dhabi.