Open warrant issued to arrest former Sri Lankan envoy to US

The open warrant was issued today as Wickremesuriya failed to appear in court when the case was heard again. (Colombo Gazette) An open warrant has been issued to arrest Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to the US, Jaliya Wickremesuriya.The warrant was issued by the Colombo Fort Magistrate. Wickramasuriya was earlier arrested and remanded over allegations of misappropriating Government funds amounting to US$ 332,000 when he was the Ambassador to the US.The former Ambassador was granted bail and was allowed to travel overseas last year for medical treatment.