Sri Lanka probes ex-envoy over alleged arms deals


Sri Lanka is investigating its former Ambassador to Russia following a media report that he helped arm pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine, the foreign minister said Sunday.

The Hindu said the Ukraine government has lodged a formal complaint with Colombo detailing former ambassador Udayanga Weeratunga’s alleged arms dealings with the rebels.

“We will conduct a full investigation into this matter,” Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera stated.