The Sunday Observer has obtained emails exchanged between Wickramasuriya’s attorneys in the US and his counsel in Sri Lanka, revealing that US federal prosecutors were offering the former Ambassador a plea deal in exchange for information on the ‘Rajapaksa regime’. “Specifically, they wanted information what they called the Rajapaksa Regime and said they believed that this information was highly sensitive. They seem to want to use Mr. Wickramasuriya as a means to initiate investigation of many others in Sri Lankan government, both former and current,” the email from the US defense counsel to his Sri Lanka counterpart said. Wickramasuriya is currently a fugitive from justice both in Sri Lanka and the US, where he holds residency status. A further appeal is currently pending at the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.
Source: Sunday Observer January 05, 2019 19:52 UTC