Udayanga Weeratunga

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Udayanga Weeratunga
Born Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Education Nalanda College Colombo
Occupation Businessmen
Known for former Sri Lankan Ambassador Russian Federation
Relatives Hon Mahinda Rajapaksa
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
Jaliya Wickramasuriya
Prasanna Wickramasuriya

Udayanga Weeratunga is a Sri Lankan businessman who is the former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation. Weeratunga is a first cousin of Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is the former President of Sri Lanka[1] and he presented his Letter of Credence to then-President of Russia Vladimir Putin on 16 November 2006.[2]

Weeratunga is accused by the Ukrainian government of arms sales to the separatist rebels fighting government forces in Ukraine.[when?][3][4] The Sri Lankan government is currently investigating these allegations and withdrawn his diplomatic passport but his whereabouts are not known to the Sri Lankan authorities.[when?][5] The Financial Crimes Investigation Division applied for, but did not receive, an Interpol warrant for his arrest on 30 September 2016.[6]

16 banks accounts of Weeratunga was suspended by the courts in January 2017 due fraud. The case is ongoing with out Weeratunga not attending the case. [7]

He was educated at Nalanda College Colombo.

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