SRI LANKA ARRESTS EX-AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA OVER MiG FIGHTER DEAL

On 14 February, RTL reported that Sri Lanka had arrested a former ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, after he was extradited from Dubai to face money laundering charges over a controversial MiG aircraft purchase.  He was arrested in connection with an investigation into the 2006 purchase of 4 second-hand MiG 27 from Ukraine.

https://today.rtl.lu/news/world/a/1470520.html

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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