Sri Lanka probes ex-envoy over alleged arms deals
Monday, 23 March 2015 - 10:17
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.
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