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* Former Sri Lankan ambassador to U.S. Jaliya Wickramasuriya remanded further
Wed, Jan 11, 2017, 01:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 11, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Wednesday further remanded the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to U.S. Jaliya Wickramasuriya, who was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) last year on charges of financial fraud.

Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne remanded the suspect till January 13.

However, Wickramasuriya was not present in the court today due to ill health and prison authority has submitted a medical report to the court on his health condition.

The Former Ambassador was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) of the Police on November 18, 2016 for allegedly misusing state resources during the tenure of the previous United People's Freedom Alliance led government.

Wickramasuriya has been accused of allegedly accepting a US$ 332,000 commission while serving as the Sri Lankan Ambassador in Washington.


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